Edenderry Tidy Towns flags future projects as it prepares for AGM

Charlie Flynn

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Charlie Flynn

Edenderry Tidy Towns flags future projects as it prepares for AGM

Tidy Towns Chairman Noel Cribbin has called the AGM of Edenderry Tidy Towns for Thursday, October 4 in Byrne's Lounge for 8.00-8.30pm, and all are welcome to attend.

"Another year has flown by and a very good year for all the committee members," said Noel Cribbin. 

"Firstly, I thank each and every member who all gave 100% effort and commitment and the proof of their hard work was in the extra 5 marks Edenderry received in this year's national Tidy Towns Competition, bringing our total to 287; a very respectable score for a town of our size. It's very positive to get the 5 marks. They were hard earned and a lot of hard work and very positive projects went into getting the 5 marks."

Noel Cribbin went on to list some upcoming projects for this year, such as the launch of the historical App of Edenderry in conjunction with Edenderry Historical Committee and the Lions Club, and the public realm works around the Town Hall. 

Cribbin also wanted to state: "During the year we lost some longstanding members to retirement and to ill health and I would like to, on behalf of the members, thank them sincerely for their lifelong commitment to Edenderry Tidy Towns and the great efforts they made down the years."

"We have come a long way and our marks of 287 prove that, and it’s our aim to break through the 300 marks in the next few years. Our AGM is on this Thursday night and we will discuss the outgoing year and the results, and also what projects we are going to focus on. One very exciting project is the Famine Graveyard, and again we will work with both the Historical Society and Lions Club. Another project is the restoration of the 'walkway and canal wall at the harbour' and we will be working with the pupils in the schools."

"We would love to see new faces at our AGM who can bring new ideas and enthusiasm to the table and if you have ideas or proposals that you feel will improve our town then please come along as all are welcome to attend. Again, I thank all our outgoing committee, our many sponsors, Dermot and all the lads in the CE Sceme who do untold work, indoor and outdoor staff in Offaly County Council, residents Committees and local businesses who give us so much help and assistance, and all that supported our fundraisers. I look forward to a big turnout on Thursday 4th at 8.00-8.30pm in Byrnes lounge," said the outgoing chairman Noel Cribbin.