Swinford Tidy Towns would like to say a huge “Thank You” to 24th Mayo Swinford Scouts who took part in our National Spring Clean on Good Friday. We would also like to thank all the tidy towns volunteers that showed up to help out on the day.
61 hardy volunteers gathered at 11am at the No Name Club on Chapel Street, to get kitted out with Hi-Viz vest, Tabbards, litter pickers, gloves and the various recycling and rubbish bags. When everyone was ready we divided into smaller groups, each group with their own Scout Leader and Tidy Towns volunteers and headed off in different directions around Swinford. Thankfully the weather was in our faveour, although crisp and cool, at least it stayed sunny and dry!
After doing a recce around the town over the previous few days, when I saw such a huge crowd of volunteers showing up for our annual national spring clean, I got slightly worried that there wouldn’t be that much rubbish for picking up. How wrong I was! Even though Swinford Tidy Towns have a weekly clean up every Saturday morning, we still managed to gather up 72, yes 72 bags, between glass bottles, plastic bottles, aluminium cans and general rubbish.
There was also ( which seems to be common) a three wheeled shopping trolley! It is disappointing that some people still dump domestic rubbish along the side of the road and inside ditch’s. Swinford Tidy Towns appeal again that you dispose of your rubbish correctly, either by recycling anything that can be recycled, or by using one of the many wheelie bin service’s which are available in Swinford.
We received our certificate for this years National Spring Clean.