Grant sup­ports Tidy Towns’ work

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A much-needed funds to the Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee will al­low it to con­tinue its good work in the com­mu­nity.

The ded­i­cated group re­ceived $10,470 to buy items in­clud­ing a ride-on mower for main­te­nance ac­tiv­i­ties it un­der­takes on a vol­un­tary ba­sis.

It was funded un­der Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil’s Stronger Com­mu­nity In­fra­struc­ture Fund.

Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Ian Sned­don thanked coun­cil and said the new equip­ment would make a ‘‘big dif­fer­ence’’

‘‘We are a vol­un­teer, sup­port­ive and pas­sion­ate com­mu­nity group who work in part­ner­ship with coun­cil for the bet­ter­ment of our com­mu­nity.

‘‘This equip­ment will be used to main­tain and as­sist var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups and coun­cil with the up­keep of lo­cal gar­dens and grounds within our town­ship.’’

All four Jer­ilderie town en­trance sites are main­tained by Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns, which also plants trees along the Newell High­way.

It also helps with the Com­mu­nity Gar­den at the Jer­ilderie Pub­lic School and main­tains the Memo­rial Park Gar­den.

Mur­rumbidgee Coun­cil gen­eral man­ager Craig Mof­fitt said the group is also in­stru­men­tal in help­ing coun­cil with the up­keep of The Wil­lows His­tor­i­cal Home­stead Lawns & Gar­dens and Luke Park Gar­den.

Through its Com­mu­nity Price Cam­paign, Tidy Towns is a spon­sor of the Jer­ilderie Foot­ball Club’s un­der 17s foot­ballers.

‘‘Coun­cil ap­pre­ci­ates the valu­able con­tri­bu­tion that groups such as the Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee makes to the over­all ap­pear­ance of our town,’’ Mr Mof­fitt said.

‘‘The work done by this com­mit­tee is sig­nif­i­cant and they are wor­thy re­cip­i­ents of the funds.’’

Jer­ilderie Tidy Towns Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Ian Sned­don is de­lighted with the new equip­ment pur­chased with the grant.

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