With so much doom and gloom around it is time to do something positive, with immediate effect, that will benefit everyone living in Ennis, and it couldn’t be simpler – get involved in our town! This is the simple message from the new Chairperson for the Ennis Tidy Towns, Aine Purcell.
“Now more than ever people need to embrace their local environment, promote the positives and work together to improve the areas that require attention. Ennis has a long tradition in the Tidy Towns Initiative and people sometimes forget just how positive an impact it has on not only the appearance of the town but economically too. Positive press on the appearance of the town attracts visitors which in turn translates into more income for the local economy and ultimately maintains employment” explained Ms. Purcell at the launch of the new Ennis Tidy Towns initiative.
She also stated that it is time to raise awareness of the local environment and take stock of the many features developed in the town over the years. She paid tribute to all who have been involved in the Ennis Tidy Towns Initiative over the years and acknowledged that the high standards achieved in Ennis has been the culmination of a lot of hard work and planning through the years with the co-operation of Ennis Town Council, Clare County Council, FAS and Ennis Chamber of Commerce not to mention the many community groups on board.
This year the Ennis Tidy Towns Committee is urging everyone to get involved and it could not be easier. Each week an area will be chosen for an evening community clean up challenge. Local residents / community groups are urged to come along and help clean up and give their area a general tidy. Bags and gloves will be provided. “ Our community clean up evenings will give people a chance to contribute to their local environment, make their area a nicer place to live in, while also giving people a chance to get to know their neighbours”added the new Chairperson of the Ennis Tidy Towns.