01/06/11 – Tidy Towns Meeting Notes

It was noted that people have been placing bin bags in the skips that were left at the Cattle Mart for the Delvin Book Fair which took place in May. The skips were left for advertising purposes and not general use. A request has been made to the supplier to collect them.

It is intended that there will be a Church Gate Collection to raise funds for the Tidy Town Campaign on the 9th and 10th July. Sergeant Adrian O’Regan will look in to arranging the necessary permit.

Tidy Towns has also approached Sgt O’Regan regarding the current condition of the grounds surrounding the Garda Station. With his agreement, a quote was sought from a local gardener to take this in charge and he is awaiting the go-ahead to carry out works.

Tidy Towns would again like to thank local take-away owners for their cooperation.

The group has written to Westmeath County Council (Environmental Section) to ask them to erect “Dog Fouling” signs around the village and to request that the Dog Warden make his presence felt in Delvin.

Plywood has been purchased to cover up windows on premises at the northern end of the village.

Pat Tighe (WCC) has received a letter from the owner of the derelict property adjoining the Ulster Bank. The content of the letter is positive and it is hoped that the building will be painted shortly.

The next meeting will take place Wednesday 22nd June at 8pm in Carmel Gaffneys.