The Carrigart Tidy Towns group will hold a major clean-up of all the approach roads to the village this Saturday, March 10th. This is the second in a series of four clean-ups under the pilot ‘Adopt a road scheme’ which is being rolled out by Donegal County Council.
There was a very good response for the first of these last November and all approach roads were rendered free of litter, thanks to the children from Foróige Carrigart, members of Carrigart Tidy Towns group and other volunteers.
“With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the following weekend, it is the ideal time to come out and join in the clean-up so that the village and general area are presented to a high standard for our national festival,” said Tidy Towns P.R.O. Columba Boyce.
Volunteers are asked to assemble at the entrance to The Carrigart Hotel at 11 am. where bags, pickers and gloves will be distributed. If you wish to take part and the date is not suitable, an alternative date can be arranged for you. For further information please ring 91 55623.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the local group says that he is dismayed by reports of illegal dumping in scenic areas such as Lackagh Bridge and numerous other places. The Carrigart group in conjunction with Donegal County Council will clean up these areas in the hope that those responsible for this anti-social behaviour will take notice.
“Cameras will be placed in these locations in the near future and also at the local recycling units at the Catholic Church car park, so hopefully they will act as a deterrent,” said the spokesperson.
Thanks to a mild winter, much valuable work has been done during January and February in the lead up to this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. “Thanks to our workers employed under the schemes, there has never been so much work completed over the winter months and hopefully this will lead to extra marks come September. In common with all other Tidy Towns groups, the local group has been badly affected financially with the lowering of the material grant from €1,500 to €500.”
On behalf of the group, P.R.O. Columba Boyce wishes to thank Ms. Netty Gibson,N.T. recently retired principal of Scoil Eoin Baiste Carrigart, for allowing the pupils to join with the group on various environmental projects during her time as principal of the local school.