Tidy Towns — 01 July 2014

Trim is looking very well at the moment, thanks not only to the Town/County Council & Trim Tidy Towns, but due to the work that property owners have being carrying out, painting and maintaining their properties, boundary walls and gardens. Businesses & community groups are also helping Trim Tidy Towns, we’d like to thank the following for their recent help: Jim Losty & Losty Tyres, Summerhill Road, Derek Warren & Deker Horticulture, Tullyard, Maura Howley & Trim Floral Group, South Meath Action For Teenagers, Louis Gunning & Royal Window Cleaners, Joe Patterson & Grange Paving, Oaktree Business Park, John & Eileen Eivers & Riverlane Nurseries, Roristown.

Jimmy Ryan is assisting Louis Gunning with watering our flowers towers which are beginning to bloom nicely. Pat & Ann Whelan have done an excellent job painting all the street benches & are, as always, keeping Patrick’s Park beautiful. Felicity Carroll has been busy painting & taking care of black spots around the town. Stephanie Gallegos continues her work on the looped walk in the Porchfields. Noel Rochford & Brian Loughrey are trying to win Trim the Tidy Towns Gold medal all by themselves, by the amount of work they are doing. Kit O’Donnell, Matthew Shiels, Eamonn Farrell have been hard at work on Ard na Boinne enbankment & painting a wall at the Maudlins. The flowers that are decorating the streets really improve the appearance of the town over the summer, one man must be given much of the credit for the massive work the goes in to keeping these flowers maintained & watered and that person is Pearse Johnston. Pearse is being helped with the watering by Kit, Matthew, Michael Kenny, Stephen McDonogh & Eoin Mahon.

Our regular litterpickers need to be mentioned: Bernard McEntee, Francis Simonet, Sean McCambridge, Babs Timmons, Becky Panic, Vincent Adair & Petter Connor Others are helping without wearing a tidy towns bib, e.g. Paddy Corscadden & Paddy Tully in Griffin Park are doing a great job.

The River Walk at Avondale/Eldergrove is closed off for works at present, with trees cleared to accommodate new pathways/cycleways, Trim Tidy Towns are being given €3,500 to help with the replanting. We’ll have to wait until the work is done before we develop a planting plan. We can only plant native species & we’ll be waiting until October before we begin planting. We’ll coordinate with Avondale & Eldergrove resident associations in relation to this planting. We envisage that we’ll be planting not only over the coming winter but over a number of years, numerically not on only replacing the trees removed this winter, but planting many more in the years that will follow.

Trim Tidy Town meet every Sat & Sun at 9 am on Caste Street at An Siopa Caislean for litter pick, every weekend all year. Call us or just ask any member if you would like to join us.

Remember Keep Trim Tidy!

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