Tidy Village Activities


Tidy Towns volunteers meeting this Saturday 12th May from 10:30 to 12 midday.
Meeting on Village Green at Heritage Centre.
Time to attack those weeds! Even if you cannot help weedsout directly can you please have a look outside your own homes/premises and see is there a bit of weeding or tiding required, many thanks.
List of planned activities:
  • Weed control on the road gutters
  • Sweeping of paths and gutters where necessary
  • Planting Tubs at the village entrances and other areas
  • Tidying the edging of the verge on the path leading to Glebe Park
  • The same treatment on the Man O War Road up to Balruddery Wood
  • Orchard Area at Community Garden prepared and planted
  • Commencement of raised beds garden on the patch at the end of the Island.
Thank you.
Email: tidytowns@balrothery.com
If you want to join WhatsApp group chat, text you mobile number to Martin 087 2075799
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Spring Clean Thank you


Spring cleanAfter along wet and cold spell the weather turned mild and the sun fought to show its face as we met to tackle the village Spring clean today.

Of course this event doesn’t just happen it requires planning which involves the Tidy Towns Committee with the support of the Community Association Committee,  Fingal County Council Operations Department and registration with An Taisce and advertising inviting all to participate in this worthy event.

spring clean adults  rosepark spring clean 2018

MargaretI am happy to report that we had a great turn out of adults and children who joined together in teams to tackle the list of tasks set out for them.  They were given gloves, hi viz vests and plastic bags and any tools required for the job in hand. After two hours the majority of the work was done which resulted in many plastic bags of rubbish picked, six trailer loads of all types of junk which was pulled out of ditches.  The Rubbish Bins got a good wash and paths were scraped and swept. The event was recorded with photos and on completion the adults were given Tea and fresh buns made by Sarah and the children had Fruit Shots with goodies supplied by Gerry in Spar. Meanwhile, Patrick with his team of helpers drove around the village and collected all the rubbish into one central area for collection by Mick and his Operations team from Fingal Co Co.

Many hands make light work and that certainly proved to be the case today.Trailer rubbish

Many thanks to all who participated it makes it all worthwhile when you see the willingness of people to give of their time and effort in making our village a better place to live in. Fingal Co CoThank you to the Operations crew in Fingal Co Co who are always so helpful in any task we ask for help with.

Spring clean gang 2018

For those who for whatever reason could not be there today, this is only the start of our Tidy Towns season. You get another chance in May when we will have another day for planting, cutting, strimming etc.   Meanwhile there is no reason why you can’t pick up a piece of litter or pull a few weeds where needed as well as sweeping the pavement or any other task that would enhance your area. Youspring clean kids can always “Adopt a Patch” where you feel a little bit of tender loving care make all the difference to an area.

You just have to be willing to do it and the rewards are mighty.   It is even better if you do it in a small group it is a great way to get exercise fresh air and make new friends.

Keep in touch with the Tidy Towns Committee via email: tidyvillage@balrothery.com  or www.balrothery.com

Margaret Haugh


Balrothery Tidy Towns Committee