Delgany Spring clean is big hit

Bray People - - NEWS -

DELGANY Tidy Towns had a suc­cess­ful spring clean re­cently with their first cleanup of the year.

Over 100 res­i­dents came out in a great show of com­mu­nity spirit and a va­ri­ety of rub­bish was cleared, in­clud­ing a num­ber of car tyres, road cones, sig­nage and mat­tresses, in ad­di­tion to the usual of­fend­ers – glass bot­tles, cans and food pack­ag­ing.

Res­i­dent com­mit­tees from pri­vate es­tates in­clud­ing Delgany Woods, Cheery Lane and Elsi­nore also got in­volved and many bags were filled with lit­ter as part of the An Taisce Na­tional Spring Clean.

Gabriel Doo­ley, Chair­per­son of Delgany Tidy Towns said: ‘We are ut­terly de­lighted with the turnout. A huge amount was achieved over the week­end and many thanks to the large num­ber of vol­un­teers who turned up. Over­all they put in over 230 man hours or six work­ing weeks, which is an ab­so­lutely huge con­tri­bu­tion to the vil­lage and the com­mu­nity and the ben­e­fits are there for ev­ery­one to en­joy.’

The vol­un­teers were treated to a ‘ thank you’ bar­be­cue on Sun­day in The Horse and Hound, where they en­joyed some rare sun­shine and re­ceived spot prizes spon­sored by lo­cal busi­ness and res­i­dents. The af­ter­noon also saw the launch of Delgany’s new web- site, www.delgany.ie, which was built to pro­mote lo­cal tourism, busi­nesses and as a re­source for the com­mu­nity.

Keith Scan­lan, Delgany Tidy Towns mem­ber, said: ‘It was bril­liant to see the com­mu­nity en­gag­ing to­gether and tack­ling all ar­eas of the Her­itage Vil­lage Cen­tre and also ex­pand­ing into the sur­round­ing nat­u­ral wild lanes along Delgany’s two streams – Black­Berry Lane, Priory Road, Gle­nair and Jacobs Lad­der along the Three Trout Stream and Delgany Wood and Cherry Lane over the other side on the Delgany Wood Stream.’

For more in­for­ma­tion email tidy­towns@delgany.ie.

Busy beavers at Delgany Big Spring Clean.

Lailli de Buitleir.

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