Thursday 18 September 2014

Tidy Towns members are 'greening' Gorey

Published 25/03/2014 | 05:30

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Tidy Towns volunters Mary Porter, Gerard Fleming, Billy Halford, Liz Kenny, Cel Leacy and Margaret O’Hara planting trees at the junction of the Arklow Road and the Coach Road.

GOREY lost a lot of trees during the recent storms

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However, Gorey Tidy Towns Committee enlisted the support of locals to address the losses, by distributing almost 400 trees to people and groups around the town, as well as planting some themselves.

The effort was part of Gorey Tidy Towns's ongoing Greening of Gorey campaign, which involves initiatives including its own Trees for Gorey Project; National Tree Week 2014; One Million Trees in a Day; and the Trees for Wexford campaign 2014.

PRO Gerry Flood said that the whole exercise was a terrific success. 'Gorey Tidy Towns Committee distributed native Irish trees to local community groups, schools and individuals from our shed at the Civic Centre car park on the Avenue, Gorey,' he said. Some of the groups involved were Hollyfort Tidy Towns, Killenagh Community Group, Willow Park Residents' Association, Gaelscoil Mhoshíológ and Baile Eoghain Residents' Association.

Gorey Tidy Towns Committee thanked Gorey Town Council, Wexford County Council, the One Million Trees in a Day organisers, and all those who took part. Thanks were also sent to the Tidy Towns volunteers for all their work.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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