The week starting Monday 14th May was a really busy one for our own group and members of the community. The working group spent Monday evening sweeping and tidying at the Canal, Ballyrafter and the New Way. Tuesday afternoon was spent planting up containers in the Council yard. Then on Wednesday evening the plant nursery delivered summer bedding for the areas that the Tidy Towns pays for and plants. We split the group up and one group planted the circular bed at the North Mall, another planted containers at West Street, another group did the raised bed at the Millennium Park and finally the sixteen wall baskets on the Millennium Park wall at West Street and the New Way were planted. We got the rain at the right time just after planting so hopefully the sun will shine this week to bring the plants on even further. Thanks to Pat Fleming and Michael McBride, all of the box topiary was trimmed and shaped at the Canal Park, at the circular bed on the Mall and at St. Carthage’s Church during this week.
Mr. Des Fitzsimons, owner of the business known locally as the Arcade, needs to be thanked for the painting of this building which has added another splash of colour to the Main Street. Thanks also to Mr. Akram Hanna for some painting work done on his properties at West Street and Main Street and to Jimmy Walsh who did the work. It is great to see other people in the community who have been contacted by us carrying out work requested.
W e appeal to shop owners to stop putting posters on shop windows as this is seen as untidiness by tidy towns judges with adjudication just a few weeks away. Over the past few weeks we have seen posters being put on poles and on empty shop windows in Lismore for events taking place in other towns in the county and which are left in situ way after the event has taken place. This is littering and in a town, which prides itself on the town’s level of litter control, we would like to discourage this practice.
The application form for this years tidy towns competition has been sent off. So we now appeal to the people in the business sector who have not yet washed their properties to try and support the tidy towns effort by doing this.Thanks to those businesses who wash and clean and sweep on a regular basis.
Congratulations to the Green Schools Committee at Bunscoil Bothar na Naomh and their co-ordinator Mrs. Patricia Lonergan on achieving the school’s fourth green flag for Travel on Monday 21st May. The Green School Committee at St. Mochuda’ National Schools and their co-ordinator Ms. Helen Sheehan have achieved four green flags and are now working on their next one” Green Homes Flag”. This is a great achievement and great credit is due to all involved.
It is difficult to find a resource that you and your family should know about ecologically friendly living but www.greenhomes.ie comes pretty close. Suitable for all ages of the family there are useful challenges to get everyone involved in making a difference at home and in the wider world.
On behalf of Lismore Tidy Towns I would like to welcome you to our web site. This is a new venure for us and we hope that you will become a regular visitor to our site so you might like to bookmark it for easy access later. You could also make your family, friends and relations aware of the site. It will be updated on a regular basis with our weekly Tidy Towns notes, photographs, information on any future competitions and with any other news relating to Tidy Towns. Enjoy your visit here and return soon. Susan Cronin, Chairperson, Lismore Tidy Towns.