If you would like to volunteer and become a member of a SuperValu TidyTowns Group.
Furthermore, you can contact the TidyTowns Unit by emailing TidyTowns@ahg.gov.ie
Finally, if there is a local TidyTowns committee already in place, you can find them on www.tidytowns.ie
Getting started is the most important issue, and this can begin with a sub-group of an existing body or simply concerned individuals coming together with a common or shared purpose.
Why? As shown throughout the country in towns, villages and neighbourhoods of all sizes, the actions of a local Group participating in TidyTowns and similar initiatives can greatly improve the sense of community, quality of people’s lives and local environments.
It is important to remember that environmental improvement is a vital part of economic regeneration. An area that looks good has a better chance to thrive – as well as being a nice place to live.
The very act of environmental improvement:
Kick-starting interest in setting up a TidyTowns Group begins by holding a public meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to give people in the community a clear idea of what needs to be done and prepare the platform for future activities and broader participation.
In planning the first meeting some of the ways to advertise include:
Role Selection for the SuperValu TidyTowns Group
Others will join in if they see that something interesting is happening.
Try where possible to have members from different parts of the community and from different backgrounds and age groups. In each subsequent year an effort should be made to attract some new members into the Group. This will ensure that the same people are not expected to drive activities all the time and it also renews the energy and commitment of the participants as well as proving an opportunity to broaden representation where possible.