Students of St Mary’s Diocesan School pictured in December last prior to one of their Clean-ups around Drogheda.
The number of volunteer groups getting out there to clean various areas of Drogheda over the past year or so has been a very welcome development and the really good news is that this outbreak of civic pride seems to be contagious.
Despite the doubters and naysayers, Drogheda received its tenth Gold Medal in the National Tidy Towns in 2017, which is an achievement that the Drogheda Tidy Towns committee is naturally very proud of and it reflects very positively on our town.
“The committee greatly values the contribution which our Residents Associations make in ensuring Drogheda looks its best” the Committee said in a statement issued today.
“There is no doubt that 2018 will be a vitally important year for Drogheda as the Fleadh is expected to bring up to 450,000 visitors to our town.
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“This will be a one-off opportunity to create a long lasting image of our town, our people and what Drogheda has to offer. With this is mind the Tidy Towns committee have launched a new initiative called “Adopt an Area Campaign!”
The Tidy Towns committee are asking Residents Associations to partake in a campaign whereby they would adopt an area outside their estate which they will commit to undertaking regular clean ups.
“It would mean that all the approach roads and the main arteries into town are given particular attention which would be of great benefit for the Fleadh and when the National Tidy Towns judging begins.
“The first series of clean ups is due to take place on this Saturday 14th April. All Residents Associations will be contacted in advance to request their involvement and also to offer assistance from the committee.”
The Chair of the Tidy Towns committee, Cllr. Kevin Callan, feels that it is a worthwhile initiative.
“There are exciting times ahead for Drogheda with the Fleadh on the horizon which will present a great opportunity to showcase our town” he said. He also praised the great work that the Residents Associations, business owners and community groups undertake in Drogheda which benefits residents, visitors and the tourism sector.
Any local groups that would like to assist the Tidy Towns committee with their clean up campaign can contact them via their Facebook page.
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