Kildare's Monasterevin Tidy Towns group celebrates 40 years of community work

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Kildare's Monasterevin Tidy Towns group celebrates 40 years of community work

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Monasterevin Tidy Towns is celebrating over 40 years of working towards making their town the best it can be.

From bio-diversity to heritage, landscaping to community involvement some of the current Monasterevin Tidy Towns members have been actively involved with the group since 1995.

Member Jean Kelly told the Leinster Express about old and new members.

“We have achieved a lot over the years and more needs to be done. It would be good to get more people involved with the Monasterevin Tidy Towns to help us realise our goals for the local area.

“Your contribution, no matter how small you think it is, will make a difference. The Tidy Towns is about bringing a community together to enhance the local community for everyone who lives in it.

“We, like all other Tidy Towns in Ireland, are committed to improving our local community, to fostering community effort and local pride.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the work of Monastrevin Tidy Towns can attend the AGM on Thursday, March 14 at 8 pm in the Mercy Convent, Drogheda Street.

Monastrevin enters the Tidy Towns competition every year. Local volunteers and residents enthusiastically strive to enhance the community under the eight main categories of the Tidy Towns national competition. They include enhancing Community Involvement, Streetscape and Public Places, Green Spaces and Landscaping, Sustainability, Tidiness and Litter Control, Residential Streets and Housing Areas, Approach Roads, Streets and Lanes.

In the 2018 competition, Monastrevin Tidy Towns improved its score from 2017 in all categories.