Big Clean Up
The annual Big Clean Up organised by Stradbally Tidy Towns committee takes place in Stradbally on Thursday evening 7th May 2015 at 7pm weather permitting. We would like to invite all local organisations to get involved, take a look at your particular area and see if it can be improved. We would also invite resident associations to get together and get your particular area ready for the national competition. The approach roads and Coves must also be covered. Parts of Ballyvooney Cove are out of bounds due to the ongoing waste water works happening there. Bags and gloves will be provided and some litter pickers. All volunteers must be safe and be seen on the roads or streets and must wear high-viz vests. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is your village - come out and get involved.
Tidy Towns News April 2015
Stradbally Tidy Towns Committee was delighted to host the launch of the National Spring Clean for Waterford City & County at 4pm at the Village Green n Stradbally on Monday 30th March. The Waterford City & County Mayor James Tobin assisted by Sarah McGovern for An Taisce performed the launch. In the e distinguished group also was Ann O’Sullivan, Environmental Officer for Count Waterford and Ella Ryan Environmental Officer for Waterford City. Joe Curran Chairman & Committee of Stradbally tidy towns, teachers and children from the local primary schools, sports organisations and local business was also represented. Pat Crowley well known Dungarvan photographer covered the event for the media.
As the evenings get longer and the weather improves the Tidy Towns committee gets busy in readiness for this year’s National Tidy Towns Competition. The Stradbally Tidy Towns committee is 33 years in existence this year. It goes without saying that the committee would not have existed but for the commitment of its members and support of the local community and sponsors in all that time. This year a big emphasis will be focused on sustainable waste resource management. We will be looking at waste prevention, waste treatment and recycling. Our project will also include the harvesting of rain water. We have recently sponsored some water butte’s for the local schools, the Barrron Hall and Sports Organisations. Some years ago in a similar project more than 40 homes started to home-compost in Stradbally and that has been built on since with Stradbally More getting involved and the Tidy Towns have their own composting unit. The National Tidy Towns Competition is for all strands of the community, not just for the Tidy Towns committee. We can all play our part in making Stradbally a special place to live. When the mayor of Waterford City & County was in Stradbally last week for the National Spring Clean launch the slogan was “Together we are Better” which applies to everyone living in our community and all local organisations. We shall be working now in the evening from 7-9pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and would appreciate if anyone has an hour to spare to come out and get involved. We would welcome new ideas and suggestions. Just let any of the committee members know on the work evenings around the village.
September 28th 2014
Come and join us for Irish Heart Foundation Happy Hearts Day
A walk will take place on sunday 28th at 11am
In partnership with Waterford Sports Partnership a walk along the Stradbally Sli Na Slainte Route. This is a 4.6km walk with spectacular views such as the Comeragh Mountains and Hook Lighthouse on a clear day. All walkers will need suitable walking shoes (runners are ideal ), warm clothing and a waterproof jacket. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Meeting point is the Stradbally village in the Square (opposite the shop) 11am
May 22nd 2014
Stradbally Tidy Towns Committee has just sent off their 31st entry in the National Tidy Towns competition. New projects included in this year's entry are The History Plaque at the Ball Ally, kindly sponsored by Tom & James Drohan, Undertakers, Dungarvan. The Stone Well Feature at Whitewell Estate where the materials are provided by the tidy towns committee and the trainer and manpower is provided by Fas now known as Solus.
This Year Our Lady of Mercy Primary School with their Principal Tomas Walsh are supporting the tidy towns ideals with doing a Litter Rota. The Tidy Towns committee recently handed over ten Litter Pickers and Sacks to the school to support this idea.
Later on in the summer on Saturday, 28th June Stradbally Tidy Towns committee will hold "Education at the Rockpools" . This was a very successful event two years ago at Ballyvooney Cove in Stradbally. This time the plan is to hold the event at Stradbally Cover with Tina Keating, who is a geologist and friends to make it a fun time while learning. If the weather is right primary school children and parents might bring a picnic. We have looked at the time of the tides and we plan to start at 11.00am and finish at 2.30pm. The final details will be available closed to the date. This will be the day after the primary schools close for the summer holidays, so all we need is the sunshine.
The Tidy Towns Annual Raffle Tickets will be shortly on sale. This is our main fundraising event and we are extremely grateful to Garveys, Supervalu, Phelan's Centre Kilmacthomas, Ann Cunningham, the local stores, Whelan's, The Cover Bar and Peggy Kiersey Sweet Shop Waterford for their sponsorship, without them we could not be in the competition.
It is hoped to see a new Garvey's Super Valu sign on the outskirts of Stradbally. We thank Liam Power, Garvey's Manager for his support.
With just two weeks to possible judging, its work work and more work in getting ready for the National Tidy Towms Competion.