It’s Spring Clean time in Cahir for all invovled in the Tidy Towns organisation - and even the young students at the local boys’ and girls’ schools and the secondary school are getting on board the campaign to make Cahir beautiful!
The determination to see an increase in the town’s score in the Tidy Towns competition this summer is well established, and the enthusiastic committee are encouraging everyone, young and old, to do their part.
A multi-year plan is in place and this year the friendly ducks on the river will be added to with a biodiversity plan that includes a beautiful wildflower meadow.
The Cahir Tidy Towns Group had a great turnout on last Wednesday for the first litter pick of the new season. They plan to continue with the organised litter picking this Wednesday evening and a group will meet at the car park at 7pm sharp. The target this week is to blitz the Old By-Pass.
A big effort is being asked of all residents’ groups this coming week as it is National Spring Clean Week. Litter bags can be collected in the council office for litter picking.
Also, on April 8th Cahir Tidy Towns will sow the seeds for the Butterfly Meadows in the Inch Field. Pupils from the Boys School will meet to carry out the work between 12 noon and 1pm. Then it will be the turn of the Girls School from 1pm until 2pm. Colaiste Dun Iascaigh students will do their part from 2pm until 3pm.
The Heritage Officer will give a brief talk on what Bio Diversity is all about and then the children will help in sowing the seeds. These patches will be monitored over the next three years as a learning process for the schools and they hope that users of the Inch Field will show the same respect for the meadows as they did for the duck project.
Tidy Towns Chairman, Andy Moloney is delighted to welcome the newcomers that get involved every week and says that with so much to do between now and the judging they all have a lot of work to do to try and reach Cahir’s target of 280 marks in the national competition for 2011.
Anyone that can get involved can contact Andy on 086-3609110. If you are involved in your own area please let us know as there are benefits from time to time that the Tidy Towns committee would like to pass on to all groups.