The search is on to find Edenderry's best kept gardens
Edenderry Tidy Towns have opened applications for this year's awards to find Edenderry's best kept gardens, streets, estates and businesses.
The awards are again sponsored by Michael Tedders and Croi Laighean Credit Union, and entry forms for the various categories will be available in the usual outlets in town in the coming days.
The adjudication for the prize winners will take place in the week following the upcoming festival with Sunday, July 15 being the closing date for entrants.
Entries are accepted from right across the parish to include both urban and rural dwellers. "We are as always looking for new entrants and we encourage you to enter and to encourage neighbours and family to be a part of it," Edenderry Tidy Towns chairman Noel Cribbin said.
"The committee of Edenderry Tidy Towns are trying to improve our town year on year and the more people taking part the better," Noel added.
Categories this year are:
Best Kept Garden both large & small
Best Kept Street / Estate
Best Kept Business Premises
Best Kept School
Speaking about the outlook for the town as a whole, Noel Cribbin encouraged people, both privately and in businesses, to keep their premises looking well. "The national Tidy Towns awards adjudication are in full swing and we again thank everyone for their continued support, to all the members in the Tidy Towns who are out day and night getting last minute jobs completed, to Tommy Martin for his beautiful array of flowers and to Tommy and the CE helpers who are in watering the plants at 7am, 6 mornings a week."
"There's been a huge commitment already and the town is looking the better of it. We thank both Edenderry Power and Rosderra for their sponsorship towards the huge floral costs, and also local businesses for painting and cleaning up there premises and to the outdoor staff of Offaly County Council who are also playing their part by clearing bins and grass cutting," Noel continued.
A dedicated street cleaner has also been appointed this week, a development that Noel Cribbin welcomes and says will be of huge benefit to the town.
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