Wednesday, April 15, 2015

IT’S full steam ahead in Leighlinbridge, with all hands on deck in preparation for adjudication in the Best Kept Towns 2015 in May.

The village on the River Barrow is one of only an elite few to be nominated for this prestigious all-Ireland competition, and the Leighlinbridge Improvement Group (LIG) officially launched its campaign recently. There was a very positive response following LIG’s PowerPoint presentation at the launch, with new volunteers coming on board to lend a hand in their own areas and also joining existing members to take on whatever task needs doing.

Organisers had many volunteers to adopt a street, road or estate, lots of painting taking place and projects planned. A special word of thanks goes to Carlow Amenity Trust for painting all the lamp posts around the village.

A biodiversity workshop took place last Saturday morning in Leighlin Parish Centre. The people of Leighlinbridge are also busily engaging with different groups on sustainable waste and resource management.

The area’s DSP and TUS workers are working hard repairing stone walls. They have the path in the Garden of Remembrance completed and looking very well. The Community Garden volunteers are busy with planting and looking after the garden. The men’s shed is also busy with its own projects.

The national spring clean day in Leighlinbridge will take place on Saturday 25 April. A large force is needed to help on this event and it’s hoped the local community will come out in force on the day.

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By Michael Tracey
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