Swinford Tidy Town’s Committee was first established in 1996, and has grown in strength and numbers since then. We started off with 5 core volunteer’s, and today we have 25 dedicated committee members, all of whom are passionate about making Swinford an attractive and inviting town for locals and visitors alike.
Much of the volunteer work involves litter-picking, planting flowers & shrubs, weeding, sweeping, watering & feeding flowers & plants and so on. We would very much welcome any help and support that you could give us. We normally meet at 7pm on Wednesday’s, and 11am on Saturday mornings at the No Name Club on Chapel Street.
Have a look at the Calendar for weekly updates and upcoming events. Also, have a look in the photo gallery, where you can see all the volunteer’s in action! You can view all the projects that we have completed on our Projects Page. We also now have a Result’s archive section, where you can view the results and recommendations from previous years, when Swinford entered the Tidy Town’s competition. You can also check our facebook page; www.facebook.com/swinfordtidytowns You can also follow us on Twitter; @swintidytowns We also have a Youtube Channel.
1. To promote Swinford as a clean, well maintained and cared for vibrant town.
2. To promote environmental awareness and education including waste minimization and reduction in our carbon footprint.
3. To encourage civic pride, active participation and involvement in environmental and developmental initiatives.
4. To create innovative and effective projects and initiatives, with a view to addressing local challenges.
5. To ensure value for money through maximisation of resources and through efficient and effective delivery of services.
7. The promotion of “Swinford Clean Street League” to encourage active participation of the community to foster pride in the town.
- To enhance the appearance of Swinford, making the town a more attractive place to live, work and spend our free time.
- To raise awareness of environmental issues among both the adult & school-going population.
- To promote the environmental & historical assets of the area.
- To encourage residents, retailers, and businesses to maintain their estates and premises and show them to best effect.
- To identify “black spots” and “problem areas”, and develop strategies to deal with them effectively.
- To lobby for better and more effective local government services.
The competitions are aimed at various sectors, the community at large; the business community; residents associations and school children.
Swinford Tidy Towns Committee 2015
Chairperson : Imelda Kelly
Secretary : Cathal Kelly
Treasurer : Nora Kelly
Assistant Treasurer : Imelda Kelly
PR/Social Media : Michael Maye
Community Champion : Mary Cronnolly
Horticultural Advisers : Anita Mc Nicholas & Miriam Mc Dermott
Wildlife Adviser : Alan Mortimor
Bríd O’Connell, Cllr Joe Mellett, Mary Mc Nicholas, Tom Lavin, Andy Madden, Kevin Murtagh, Tom Durcan, Terry Maughan, Deirdre Fahey, Douglas Kelly, Pat Moore, Jackie Campbell, Reneta Nolan, Barbara Vose, Padraic Hennigan, Rodney Coleman, Trease Hennigan, Alan Mortimor, Carmel Ikeringill, John Ikeringill, Brian Turbitt, Miriam Mc Dermott, Martin Maloney, Aoife O’Hara, Anne Marie Boylan, “The Hardy Buck’s”.