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Monday 21 April 2014

Brushes out for spring clean-up

The crew of local volunteers who got out on the streets to give Abbeyfeale a good spring cleaning.

VOLUNTEERS turned out in great numbers to turn Abbeyfeale's streets into a pristine model of a tidy town on Saturday - all part of the work of Spring Clean-Up week.

"We had a great turnout on the day and we were especially glad to see many children joining us in the clean-up," chairperson of Abbeyfeale Tidy Towns Kevin Kenneally said.

The Square, New Street, Abbeyfeale Community Centre grounds, St Ita's Road, the car parks, Bridge St, Main St, Colbert's Terrace and some laneways were the focus of the group's efforts. Some volunteers were even out from very early morning in certain areas of town, such was the enthusiasm for spring cleaning.

Another clean-up is planned for Saturday, April 27th. "Some areas of town require a lot more attention so we will re-visit these places again," said Kevin.

The group has many projects in the pipeline including the clean-up of focal buildings and the enhancement of the town square.

Kevin is eager to involve the younger residents of Abbeyfeale in the Tidy Towns initiative. "It is vital to get young people involved in clean-ups and to make them aware of the litter problem which exists. We are hoping to attract involvement of the local schools by way of a poster competition," he said.

Volunteers are welcome on Saturday, April 27 for the next big clean-up effort.

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