Pride of Place competition
We are delighted to announce that Bettystown Tidy Towns has been selected by Meath County Council to represent Meath in the IPB Pride of Place competition 2021. IPB Pride of Place in association with Co-operation Ireland is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.
The focus of the competition is on people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities. Since the competition commenced in 2003, it has impacted on hundreds of thousands of people, all of whom are proud of their place. Our submission will demonstrate our pride in our place and highlight community activities, culture and the many other aspects that contribute to this.
Judging for the competition entries will take place in coming weeks and we call on all residents and businesses to make Bettystown look its best!
Graffiti issue quickly resolved
Unfortunately, there were a number of graffiti incidents in the village square in June including damage to the mural at the entrance to the beach. However, the mural was quickly repaired the next day by its creator Cormac Dillon of Mack Signs. Cormac also assisted our volunteers with repainting walls graffited walls. It was a swift and positive resolution to the issue and demonstrated our strength of character to come together to overcome those who don’t respect our community.
Bettystown in bloom
Flower planters have been hung on walls and poles around the centre of the village. They really bring a splash of colour to the streets and we hope everyone is enjoying the display. Thank you to Pat & Mac Plants, Laytown for arranging the planters and for donating the bedding plants. The planters are watered in a sustainable way using rainwater harvested from The Neptune Hotel.
Brook Garden and Path
Following the completion of the mobility friendly path to the beach at the Brook Garden, our volunteers have now painted the wall along the path. In the Brook Garden, a local resident has donated and created a memorial flowerbed.
Roseville Estate Clean-up
The Roseville Estate Resident’s Association held a clean-up day on 26 June. Our volunteers were happy to assist with works on the beds at the entrance to the estate by clearing beds and trimming bushes.
For more information on our activities follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bettystown_tidytowns. If you would like to help with clean ups, gardening or any other aspects of our works please speak to one of our volunteers or message us on Facebook.