The competition inspires a huge amount of voluntary effort in towns and villages across the country
Balrothery Tidy Village committee have launched a new Adopt-a-Patch project. Many originations, business and individuals have already signed up to take on a patch in the village of Balrothery and surrounds. The idea is people and organisations take on responsibility for various parts of the Village. An example of this is the Residents of Hamilton Park Care Facility have taken on the two greens to the North of Balrothery. Both The Balrothery Inn & Andrews Spar have taken on the commercial areas and the greens to the south of the village.
Hamilton Park Residents Adopt-A-Patch
Patrick Hickey & Family of McNally Funeral Directors have been a significant contributor to the Tidy Village project and carried out a major landscaping project at the front of Balrothery Heritage Centre & graveyard last summer. Pat and his family have committed to maintain this area and the road to Cricket and Rugby Club.
A central element of the Project is our online interactive map, created by NiallKeady.com this map allows visitors to our website www.balrothery.com to view the areas adopted so far and by clicking an area can see who is responsible for any given patch.
Our Objectives are:
Encourage clean-ups throughout the year.
Galvanise the practices of recycling and re-use where possible.
Promote personal responsibility for litter.
Heighten awareness of litter and waste issues.
We hope this activity and all Balrothery Tidy Village projects will strengthen our entry to this year Tidy Towns Competition.
Other activities The Tidy Village committee have organised are:
Saturday Clean Ups & Projects: Every Saturday the Tidy Village members meet at 11am at the Community Resource Centre and do a 1 hour’s litter pick and tidy up around the village. We are also taking on several small projects throughout the year. The first of these projects is clearing the path between the resource centre and the football fields. This project requires a little muscle and we need a few extra bodies to help cut away brambles and dead wood. So If you can spare an hour on Saturdays morning please come out, the same goes for the litter pickers we need more hands and encourage the children to come out with you we have gloves and equipment to help with the task and helping will instil in the children a sense of community and they will respect their environment more.