Tullamore community gets ready for spring clean-up
On Saturday, April 13, the people of Tullamore will be out in force picking litter as part of the National Spring Clean campaign.
The cleanup is being coordinated by ‘Team Tullamore’ which comprises the Tullamore Tidy Towns Association, Tullamore Municipal District of Offaly County Council and Tullamore & District Chamber of Commerce.
The day will see members of these groups along with individuals, community groups and sporting organisations taking to the streets, approach roads and back alleys to pick and bag litter from litter black spots.
As the evenings are getting longer the Tullamore Tidy Towns initiative gathers momentum building towards competitive judging in June with ‘Team Tullamore’ working together to improve the appearance of the town with the ultimate goal of winning the National Tidy Towns competition in the foreseeable future.
"If everybody gave an hour or two in their local estate, street or area, we can make a serious impact on the appearance of Tullamore," stated Ray Carroll, chairperson of Tullamore Tidy Towns Association.
"We have the support of a growing number of individuals, community groups, sports groups, residents’ associations and
businesses who contribute to the spring clean campaign. The initiative brings people together to tackle litter black spots with the support and back up of the Offaly County Council who will collect and dispose of the collected bags.”
This year’s spring clean will see an opportunity for the Tullamore community to clear some clutter and rid your house and shed of old electronic and electrical equipment with local company KMK Metals Recycling hosting a free open day at their
Cappincur facility from 10am to 4pm.
In past years the mammoth clean-up has seen Tullamore Canoe Club in canoes picking discarded litter from the canal and members of Shannonside Sub Aqua Club doing a cleanup along the Tullamore river.
Residents’ Associations have organised litter, clipping hedges, sweeping kerbs and generally preparing for planting for the
summer ahead. Businesses are invited to come on board by sweeping the areas in front of their premises and around their immediate area.
The event takes place on Saturday, April 13 at 10.00am with participants meeting in O’Connor Square to coordinate activities.
Bags, gloves and litter pickers will be made available and light refreshments will be provided afterwards in Hugh Lynch's, Kilbride St.
To register your group please contact Ray on firstname.lastname@example.org through Facebook or 087 6783577. Visit online at www.tullamoretidytowns.ie.