It’s that time of year again – signs of growth beginning to appear at last after a long dreary cold start to the year.
And of course that means that (just like the daffodils) the Tidy Towns groups around the country have started to appear – getting their 2013 campaigns into gear.
Cashel Tidy Towns group is no exception and they have started by clearing, fertilising and replanting flower beds along the main approach roads, making the entry to Cashel very attractive for visitors.
April is the time for the Annual Spring Clean and Cashel Tidy Towns kick off their efforts on Thursday, April 18, in Friar St car park, where they hope to be joined by schoolchildren from St John the Baptist Primary and Deanery schools for a litter pick. Litter picks will also be organised on days and evenings at specific litter ‘black spots’ identified by Tidy Towns and carried out in cooperation with Cashel Town Council.
And speaking of the Council, haven’t they done a wonderful job along the Clonmel Road, with new pavements, lovely kerbing and new lights, fencing and hedgeplanting.
No Tidy Towns group could operate without dedicated volunteers willing to give a little time and effort each week to the work involved. So far Cashel Tidy Towns has been extremely fortunate in having the services of some of the best. However as life moves on for everyone, so it has for some of their most experienced volunteers who have decided to ‘take a break’ at this stage. Cashel Tidy Towns are extremely grateful for to these volunteers for their unstinting commitment and energy over the years. A consequence, however, is that new people are really needed.
If you’d like to help go along to the Plaza at 2pm any Thursday (or come to Friar St car park this Thursday at 2.30pm) and make yourself known to any the existing volunteers, or contact Paddy Downey (0872460308).
Cashel Tidy Towns will once again be carrying out their annual Business Support Appeal and no doubt the hard-pressed traders and businesses around the town will respond as generously as they always have done.