Edenderry Tidy Towns host 'very positive' AGM

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Edenderry Tidy Towns host 'very positive' AGM

Edenderry Tidy Towns host 'very positive' AGM

Edenderry Tidy Towns recently held their 2018 AGM following another successful year which saw them increase their National Tidy Towns competition marks by five points. 

Outgoing Chairman Noel Cribbin welcomed all to a very well attended Edenderry Tidy Towns AGM and looked back on another busy year.

Noel said the highlights were the launch of the group's historical app of Edenderry in conjunction with the historical society and the local Lions Club; the public realm improvements works in the Square; the floral display on the town this year; the continued Sunday morning litter pick and the National Tidy Towns awards marks increase to a high of 287.

Cribbin paid a big thanks to sponsors BNM, Michael Tedders Chemist, Rosderra, Croi Laighern Credit Union as well as to all local business and townspeople who supported the Edenderry Tidy Towns' various fundraisers.

He also recognised the hard working and committed officers and committee, the CE scheme workers who work for the Tidy Towns and many other clubs in the area, both indoor and outdoor staff in Offaly County Council.

Edenderry Tidy Towns are continuing to work on a number of upcoming projects, including improvement works at the harbour; the upgrade of The Famine graveyard at Sister Senan Court; as well as projects in Scoil Bhride and St Mary’s Secondary School.

The meeting also elected the following officers for 2019:

Life President: Michael Tedders 

Chairman: John Cooley

Vice-chair: Noel Cribbin 

Secretary: Natalie Leeper Murphy

Assistant Sec: Tom Reilly 

Treasurer: Ann Conlan

Assistant Treasurer: Henry Byrne

PRO: Noel Cribbin

Incoming Chairman John Cooley thanked outgoing chair Noel Cribbin for all his efforts and guidance for many years and looked forward to working with the members on new projects.

His priority for 2019 is to bridge the 13 marks needed from 287 to break through the 300 points in the National Tidy Towns Awards.

The Tidy Towns group also welcomed the €200,000 awarded to Edenderry in the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, a portion of which will go toward improvements works on Phase 2 of the JKL Streetscape which will continue with new paths and public lighting from the Bank of Ireland up to the Square.

"The proposal and submission for this huge project came from the members of Edenderry Tidy Towns and we are delighted that our submission was included and are pleased to play our part in bringing such a significant grant and upgrade to Edenderry," PRO Noel Cribbin concluded.