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Emyvale Tidy Towns have been extremely busy over the past few weeks. This year's application to the National Tidy Towns Competition was submitted on 16th May, so keep an eye out for the judges who may arrive any time to adjudicate. The volunteers got many satisfying jobs accomplished and the results can be seen all along the Main Street, especially around the bridge area. Huge thanks to the team for their efforts. With all the barrels and planters in place there is an urgent call for help with watering flowers. Many thanks to everyone who has already taken on the responsibility of watering floral displays along Main Street. Please help out if you find any containers positioned near your home or business, as there is no other way to get water round the whole village at the moment. Please sweep and weed in front of your property and help out older residents with theirs, if needed. If you think your premises could be improved in any way to impress the judges now is the time to do it! We are asking everyone to be particularly vigilant regarding picking up any stray litter. This years adjudication is now imminent in Emyvale village and environs, and points will be immediately lost for simple preventable things like litter, weeds, dead flowers and flaking paint. Here is a summary of the various improvements completed to date this year: six new benches situated in various areas around the village; two new water-pumps placed along the approach roads in to the village; various new bins placed in the village; sixteen new whiskey barrels filled with floral displays; eleven large flower planters hanging on the bridge; new flowers planted in the two existing flower- beds at the bridge; floral window boxes/hanging baskets initiative carried out this year again and was very well supported by the residents along Main Street. Many thanks to the following for their continued support: Monaghan Co Council, Donagh C.E. Scheme Workers, Silverhill Farm Shop, residents for watering the flowers, Emyvale Tidy Towns Volunteers, and to anyone else who has helped us out in any way to date. Please contact any of our members if you would be interested in assisting us, as we are always glad to see new faces and helping hands.
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The following link will show you a local event taking place in August in connection with National Heritage Week. https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event/take-a-splash-in-the-mountain- water?fbclid=IwAR15pnP334hECe3WSqf-A-Zm4Ts4bBogWNyKI9HsP7mxoDDytdaHzN8oPYc
Emyvale Spring Clean-up. The work of Tidy Towns is never done and, as soon as the adjudication of one year’s competition is done, the plans for the following year are drawn up or the five year plan is assessed and revised and the operation begins again. But its not all about the National Tidy Towns competition but more about pride in the area and concern for the environment and nature. The Emyvale Tidy Towns committee have been working quietly over the winter months and the work in earnest for 2019 has begun. On Saturday morning last, April 13th they organised the annual Spring Clean-up beginning at Emy Lake. A good crowd turned out to get involved and Minister Heather Humphreys paid a visit just before those present were assigned to their various areas. She spoke to committee members and then to the wider group and expressed her congratulations to all for their interest in the Emyvale and district area. ‘Its absolutely fantastic what the volunteers are doing here. Year on year the numbers taking part in this Clean-up get bigger and bigger. More and more people are coming out to look after Emy Lake, Emyvale village and the surrounding area and I would like to pay tribute to them as without the volunteers we would not have the communities we have and the Government could not provide the facilities if volunteers were not willing to put their shoulders to the wheel to fundraise and get out and do the work’. The Minister continued –‘ I congratulate the committee and all who get involved in this community project to enhance the surroundings and to improve the quality of the environment in which they live’. She wished all success with the work and hoped that more and more people would follow their example and contribute to the work of Tidy Towns committees. John Finn, Chairman of the Emyvale Tidy Towns Committee, thanked the Minister for paying them a visit and for the encouragement she is giving to people to help look after the various aspects of the environment, which need attention. He also thanked the big number who turned out and gave of their time to clean up the mess that others leave behind them. It is very difficult to get the message across that it is in everyone’s interest that rubbish is not dumped along the roads and waterways especially into rivers, which feed reservoirs for our drinking water. He stated that anyone interested in helping out should contact any member of the committee and they can be assured that they will be very welcome and will be doing important work for the community, as every little helps. Edna Fields then gave everyone directions on health and safety and assigned specific areas for each small group. He instructed them where to leave the bags in which they collect the rubbish and invited all to return to the Leisure Centre for some refreshments afterwards. He thanked Monaghan County Council for their assistance and for the supplies of Bags, Litter-pickers, skip, High-Vis vests and other requirements. I met up with them later and they showed me some of the bags of rubbish they gathered from around the Lake and on the Mullan and Glaslough approach roads. There were over 40 bags full and quite a number of items, which would not fit into the bags – e.g. tyres, Oil drums, traffic cones, rags etc. I was told that quite a lot of rubbish was taken from about 1km of the Mill Race, which feeds Emy Lake – the reservoir for the Glaslough and Emyvale drinking water, much of which could threaten the quality of the water and raise the cost of purifying the water before it is pumped out to the homes served by the system. Indeed it should be the concern of every citizens as this modern scourge will only be solved through collective responsibility and these organised Clean-ups are an ideal way of giving everyone the opportunity and equipment to help save the environment and provide future generations with a cleaner world in which to live.
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Emyvale Tidy Towns have been extremely busy over the past few weeks. This year's application to the National Tidy Towns Competition was submitted on 16th May, so keep an eye out for the judges who may arrive any time to adjudicate. The volunteers got many satisfying jobs accomplished and the results can be seen all along the Main Street, especially around the bridge area. Huge thanks to the team for their efforts. With all the barrels and planters in place there is an urgent call for help with watering flowers. Many thanks to everyone who has already taken on the responsibility of watering floral displays along Main Street. Please help out if you find any containers positioned near your home or business, as there is no other way to get water round the whole village at the moment. Please sweep and weed in front of your property and help out older residents with theirs, if needed. If you think your premises could be improved in any way to impress the judges now is the time to do it! We are asking everyone to be particularly vigilant regarding picking up any stray litter. This years adjudication is now imminent in Emyvale village and environs, and points will be immediately lost for simple preventable things like litter, weeds, dead flowers and flaking paint. Here is a summary of the various improvements completed to date this year: six new benches situated in various areas around the village; two new water- pumps placed along the approach roads in to the village; various new bins placed in the village; sixteen new whiskey barrels filled with floral displays; eleven large flower planters hanging on the bridge; new flowers planted in the two existing flower-beds at the bridge; floral window boxes/hanging baskets initiative carried out this year again and was very well supported by the residents along Main Street. Many thanks to the following for their continued support: Monaghan Co Council, Donagh C.E. Scheme Workers, Silverhill Farm Shop, residents for watering the flowers, Emyvale Tidy Towns Volunteers, and to anyone else who has helped us out in any way to date. Please contact any of our members if you would be interested in assisting us, as we are always glad to see new faces and helping hands.
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