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Pictured ahead of the annual spring clean in the county town this Saturday (L-R): Bridie Frawley, Ennis Tidy Towns Committee; Michael Dinan, park caretaker; Gerry Murphy, Ennis Town Council environmental warden); Mayor Mary Coote Ryan; Sarah McGovern, Taisce Spring Clean Ambassador); Norah Murphy (Litter Warden, Ennis Town Council; Theresa McGrath, Ennis Tidy Towns.

Ennis volunteers to spring into action

AN annual initiative that will see members of the local community in Ennis spring into action in clean-up events around the town takes place this Saturday, between 10am and 2pm.

Model and National Spring Clean ambassador Sarah McGovern was  joined by Mayor of Ennis Mary Coote Ryan for the launch of the ‘Ennis Clean-Up Day’, which is being held as part An Taisce’s National Spring Clean.

Ennis Town Council, in conjunction with the Ennis Tidy Towns Committee and other local voluntary organisations, is organising the event during which volunteers will be involved in the clean-up of approach roads to the town, along with green areas, footpaths, roads and streets in both residential areas and housing estates.

Mayor Coote Ryan called on members of the community to lend their support to this Saturday’s event.

“The National Spring Clean campaign is now in its 15th year and it is a testament to the community spirit all over Ireland that the participation rates have continued to grow year on year. The Clean-Up Day being organised in Ennis will bring members of the community together to improve their local environment. I’m encouraging people to take part in the event, no matter how big or small their contribution might be.”

Ennis Town Council Environmental Warden, Gerry Murphy explained that the event has been well supported in the past and that it helps to foster links between community groups.

“Ennis is a vibrant tourism town and the Town Council is very appreciative of the efforts of local volunteers to enhance the appearance of local communities through their participating in this annual event and their work throughout the year. Being part of this National Spring Clean event has also helped Ennis to strengthen its Tidy Towns application,” he added.

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