Rathangan Credit Union has announced its sponsorship of a new Tidy Town’s awards initiative aimed at getting the community more involved in improving the appearance of the town.
Local residents are being encouraged to enter the competition in five categories - Best Garden, Best Housing Estate, Best Approach Road, Best Improved Estate, and Best Shop Front.
Credit Union Chairman, George Hipwell informed the guests at the reception at the Credit Union last Wednesday April 2 that the branch was delighted to sponsor the awards. He said the town had always done well in the competition throughout the years and he singled out Elizabeth Birch for special mention for her contribution.
“This year we can see there is a big drive on and its a big challenge,” added George.
He said due to the recession, the branch had to cut its sponsorship allocation and the Tidy Town’s were one of the first organisations to submit their application.
John Fullam, Tidy Town’s Chairman, thanked the Credit Union for its support. He said the competition would be judged in June by Jessica Farrell. He said the entry forms were available from Fullam’s.
“We would like everybody to enter and encourage everyone to get involved,” he said.
He said they were contacting people to take responsibility for each of the approach roads and residents living on those roads were invited to join them. He said the committee have weekly clean ups and was taking part in the National Spring Clean on April 12.
Locals are invited to come along to Tannery Park at 10am. Bibs, gloves and litter pickers will be provided. With the centre of the town hit by business closures, the committee hope that residents and business owners will get on board and support this year’s campaign.