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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Tidy Towns group do a clean sweep

on Saturday morning the Mallow Tidy Town group spring in to action for the An Taisce Spring Clean Day to spruce up many areas of the town for the Racing Home For Easter festival coming up this weekend.

Four volunteer groups assembled at four points in the town centre to tackle weeds, unsightly ivy and rubbish, which was illegally dumped in the Bowling Green area.

The areas targeted on Saturday were Carmichael Lane, New Road area, the Park Road and the Spa area. The group felt these areas needed immediate attention to make it clean and refuse-free for both visitors and locals alike who will be in town for the festivities. It is also reported that the bluebells planted in the Blackwater Riverbank Walk are beginning to emerge.

Eight litter bags were collected in the Bowling Green area two weeks ago and the birch trees near the funeral home have been cleared of weeds and ivy. The Tidy Town group have reported that illegal dumping is still a problem in the area and pleads with the general public to be aware of such unlawful practice.

The Tidy Towns group are to receive three dog waste dispoal boxes from the Veterinary Department of Cork County Council shortly. Clean up activity was also evident in the Bearforest area last week where volunteers swung into action. Due to this weekend's festival the Mallow Tidy Towns group will meet on Saturday and Sunday at 5pm outside the Town Hall to do a quick sweep of the Main Street.

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