The popular television programme “Operation Transformation” is about to be emulated in Ballyshannon but this time it’s not about shedding pounds - it’s a concerted exercise in improving self image and cleaning up the act.
As part of the successful Backing Ballyshannon initiative which was initiated some months ago ‘Operation Ballyshannon’ will be held on Saturday, 12th March in conjunction with the on-going work of the Ballyshannon Regeneration Group.
Ballyshannon Town Clerk, Ms. Mary Daly told the Donegal Democrat, “This one-day spring clean blitz will focus in on some problem areas and improve the physical appearance of the town.
“Everything from painting, power-washing, weeding, strimming, planting flowers and litter collection will be organised on the day.
“We are asking local builders, painters, carpenters, labourers, sporting and community groups, business people, local schools and the general public to come out and give this one day to our town and instil some civic pride in the community.”
Ms. Daly said she is asking the people of Ballyshannonto be proud of the town they live in. “This is your chance, your town needs you, so please give it this one day - taking part will really make a difference.”
Work will commence at 10am and anybody wishing to take part should contact Ballyshannon Town Council on 071 9858270 to register. The Meeting Point on Saturday morning at 9.30am. will be Ballyshannon Town Council Offices, Abbeyview.
“Gloves, bags, high visibility jackets etc. will be supplied and volunteers are asked to bring along your own tools if possible. Refreshments will be served to everybody afterwards,” the Town Clerk added.