Tidy Towns net­work meet­ing at Duck Pond

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ARK­LOW Tidy Towns hosted a visit by Tidy Towns groups from County Wick­low and Dun Laoghaire Rath­down or­gan­ised in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Wick­low County Coun­cil. Dun Laoghaire Rath­down County Coun­cil will or­gan­ise a re­turn visit to one of the Tidy Towns groups in that area for April. It was the first time ever groups from the two lo­cal au­thor­i­ties had met up. Feed­back was very pos­i­tive with par­tic­i­pants en­joy­ing the op­por­tu­nity to meet up, chat, share ideas and see some of the projects Ark­low has un­der­taken. The meet up was done in the form of a walk­a­bout. First stop was the Ark­low Pond to see the work done to de­velop this nat­u­ral re­source mak­ing it ac­ces­si­ble to all. In the chill wind a brisk walk was taken around the lake. Next stop was South Beach to see the works un­der­taken by Ark­low Tidy Towns part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tion, Ark­low Coast­care in­clud­ing sand lad­ders and plant iden­ti­fi­ca­tion sig­nage. The site of the for­mer Ark­low pot­tery works also got a look in, hav­ing re­cently been done up by the Tidy Towns with plant­ing and some of the old pot­tery moulds dis­played on the walls. The groups then took a walk through the cen­tre of town visit- ing the Old Abbey grounds, the Main Street and fin­ish­ing up at the newly cre­ated gar­den be­side the new Ark­low Mu­nic­i­pal district of­fices. The guests were then all treated to sand­wiches.

An­gela Kelly, Ciara Hall, Tom Looby and Gary Greene.

John and Sheila O’Toole from Grange­con with James Scott from Kil­coole.

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