With Autumn now well under way, Delvin’s Tidy Towns committee met with local volunteers and others on Monday 3rd October to reflect on progress made during their first campaign season.
Despite scoring a disappointing 180 points out of a possible 400 in this year’s competition, comfort was taken in the fact the judges visited before any work had been done to prepare the village for it. It was also mentioned that judges had been quite harsh in their marking of other villages and the winners (Killarney) scored 310 – 90 short of the top score.
With most of the objectives that were set for the year met, the chair person – Eamonn Clancy – thanked everyone who had helped during the year, whether they were involved in one of the larger projects or they had assisted by litter picking in their own areas.
As weather permits, work will continue on the clearing of grounds surrounding St Mary’s Church – by far the most ambitious project undertaken in year 1. The improvement is already clear to see and it is hoped that people will be able to explore and enjoy this landmark fully in 2012. The Chair also thanked landscape gardener Eamonn Darby for his assistance.
The full report on Delvin’s Tidy Towns Competition entry can be viewed here. Anyone interested in helping with the 2012 campaign is invited to get in touch, and ideas for local projects are as welcome as the people who would be interested in carrying them out!
Finally, there will be a Table Quiz on Friday 25th November at Carmel Gaffney’s. Entry will be €40 per table of four and there will also be a raffle – prize donations are welcome. Please support this event as it will help the village to do more and raise its score in the 2012 Tidy Towns Competition.