Christmas Market, Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa, 4th December
Come and join us at the Food and Craft Christmas Market on 4th December from 12midday to 5pm in Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa, Bettystown. The market will feature stalls from a great range of local independent food and craft producers. Entry is free and free parking is available. We look forward to seeing you there.
Christmas Lights, Bettystown Square, 27th November
The Bettystown Christmas lights will be turned on on Saturday 27th November at 6pm. Further details to be announced on the Bettystown Tidy Towns Facebook page.
Sustainable Energy Community – SEC
Heating your home and the rising cost of energy is impacting all members of the community. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, SEAI, is working with communities to help them understand their energy use and how we can be more energy efficient. By creating a Sustainable Energy Community, SEC, group in Bettystown, the SEAI will support domestic and business energy efficient projects in our community.
BTT has started the process of creating a SEC and we are looking for people with an interest in this topic to join the SEC Steering Committee.
Please message us on our Facebook page if you would like more information.
Street Enhancement Grant
Bettystown Tidy Towns applied for a Street Enhancement grant earlier this year and we are now working with five local businesses to arrange the painting of the front of their premises. The cost is part funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. Our thanks to the businesses for their cooperation and support. New shop signs will also be installed in some premises. The businesses we are working with are: Anagenic, Chans, Hotspot, Relish Cafe and The Neptune Hotel.
Other enhancement projects are in progress and should be in place in the next month.
Do you have a greenhouse you don’t want or are willing to sell at a reasonable price? Bettystown Tidy Towns are looking for a greenhouse to progress our planned gardening projects. if you have one available please contact us via Facebook or on firstname.lastname@example.org. We can collect.
Our thanks to Councillor Sharon Tolan and Councillor Elaine McGinty for their contribution to us from their Council Discretionary Fund. We will use these funds to support our maintenance and enhancement works around the town.
Thanks also to Liz and Roger Pickett of The Cottages Ireland for their kind donation to BTT’s activities. We are very grateful for their continued support of our work.
A special mention this month to the Transition Year student volunteers who have recently joined us. They have all got stuck in and helped with the gardening, planting and litterpicking. We really appreciate their energy and enthusiasm. They are a credit to their schools and families.
The Eastham Corner new raised beds were planted up in October. The bed now contains a display of heathers and lavenders. A special thanks to Rita and Valerie from Brookside Residents’ Association for their assistance with the planting.
We have also planted hundreds of spring bulbs in the Eastham Corner Garden and the Green Gate Garden. Lets look forward to a colourful show in 2022.
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.