Wednesday 17 January 2018

Skerries Tidy Towns relaunch Adopt A Patch scheme for another year

Des Cunnane, Breege Madden and Richard Fitzpatrick
Des Cunnane, Breege Madden and Richard Fitzpatrick

The enormously successful 'Adopt-a-Patch' scheme that helped Skerries secure the title of Ireland's Tidiest Town, has been relaunched as Skerries Tidy Towns embarks on its bid to defend the title.

The Adopt-a-Patch scheme sees locals in the town take responsibility for their own little 'patch' of the town and together, the network of well looked after patches creates a tidier town.

This year's scheme was recently launched with by Skerries Tidy Towns in association with Fingal County Council and Supervalu.

Skerries Tidy Towns says it is looking forward to seeing the scheme progress this year and welcoming both new and existing volunteers onto the scheme who want to take charge of a piece of open space, a laneway or pedestrian area and make sure it is kept clean and litter-free.

Fingal County Council supports the scheme by providing bags and collecting filled bags from convenient points around the town and the local Supervalu in Skerries acts as a depot for bags, gloves and other equipment used by the scheme's volunteers.

A spokesperson for Skerries Tidy Towns thanked local volunteers and said: 'Your help has been vital to Skerries' achievements in recent years, leading up to the accolade of winning the overall prize in 2016.

'We hope to keep our high place in the National Tidy Towns competition and look forward to catching up with our loyal volunteers and welcoming some new people too.'

The 2016 competition turned out to be a glorious one for Skerries and its hoped the town can maintain its high standards again, this year.

Fingal Independent

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