THE chairperson of Moynalty Tidy Towns Committee, the overall winner of the 2013 National Tidy Towns competition, will be among the guest speakers at an information gathering of local Tidy Towns groups this Thursday in Áras Contae an Chláir.
The event is jointly hosted by Clare County Council and Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) and 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 Tom Coughlan, Clare county manager; Lorraine Power, environmental consultant and Tidy Towns adjudicator; Gloria Callinan, projects coordinator, CLDC; and Peter Rogers, chairperson of Moynalty Tidy Towns.
The evening will conclude with a questions and answers session which will enable groups to raise any issues in relation to the Tidy Towns competition.
“This event provides me, in my role as Mayor 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. 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,” commented Councillor Joe Arkins.
County manager, 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”.