Volunteers sought to help out with Tralee Tidy Towns effort

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Members of Tralee Tidy Towns have put out a call to arms this week for locals to step up and become volunteers for the local award-winning group as they seek to make Tralee look its very best during the two month adjudication period for the national Tidy Towns competition which resumes this year after a two year break due to COVID.

ever a town to shy away from a challenge and especially one with such a rich and proud history in the Tidy Towns over the years, Tralee has amassed huge support from a number of fantastic local groups such Team Bramble, the Tralee Lyons Club, local schools, the MTU and more recently some strong support from Tralee Chamber Alliance and local businesses.

This volunteer effort is bolstered by the Friends of Able CE Scheme contribution and Kerry County Council Tralee MD staff making it a real community effort but during the current two month adjudication period, as much support as possible is needed.

“We are looking for litter pickers, gardeners, anyone handy with a paint brush. It’s a great way to get out and get to know people and do something good for your town as part of a team,” said Brendan O’Brien, Chair of the Tralee Tidy Towns Committee.

“We’d love to hear from anyone who takes pride in Tralee wants to see Tralee looking good. They could be residents, or business people or families who want to get out and participate in voluntary work that can really make a difference to the sense of wellbeing in Tralee. We have the equipment, all we need are the people,” Brendan continued.

“Over the last three adjudication processes, we have been steadily gaining points in the Tidy Towns league table having jumped 15 points from 2019 to our current score of 338 and we have won nine gold medals in a row which we’re very proud about,” he added.

There are weekly work events on Wednesdays at 7pm (meeting Garvey’s Supervalu car park), Saturdays 7:30am (meeting at the Brandon car park) or Sundays at 10am (meeting at Lidl car park).

If you’d like to get involved, contact [email protected] or private message the Tralee Tidy Towns Facebook page.



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