Tidy Towns network meeting at Duck Pond
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.