A Tidy Towns Information evening will take place next Tuesday at 5.30pm in the council chamber at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis .
Hosted by Clare County Council, the event will acknowledge the positive work that Tidy Towns groups are doing across the County, in a voluntary capacity, to enhance the County’s towns and villages.
Speakers will include cathaoirleach James Breen; Chief Executive Tom Coughlan, Tidy Towns adjudicator Lorraine Power, Doonbeg Tidy Towns chairperson Tommy Comerford, Clarecastle Tidy Towns chairperson Christy Leyden, and Billy Flynn, ecologist and biodiversity Expert.
Councillor James Breen stated, “This event provides me, in my role as Cathaoirleach of Clare, with a real opportunity to acknowledge the positive work that is taking place by these groups in all our towns and villages across the county.”
He added, “By improving their local environment they are setting a great example for our young people and are fostering in them a pride of place in their local community which will remain with them for life. Regardless of whether or not they have received an award in the national Tidy Towns competition, each of these groups are already winners for the huge positive contribution they have made to their localities.”
Chief executive, Tom Coughlan explained that the purpose of the information evening is to provide Tidy Towns groups with “a valuable networking opportunity and to enable them to tap into beneficial advice and support from fellow participants, previous winners as well as the various Council resources.Clare’s Tidy Towns groups make a positive contribution to the improvement and appearance of our towns and villages. We had a similar event last year which received a positive response from the groups.