Next week sees the launch of another Castlecomer Green Day – an event that proved highly successful last year, with locals coming out in force to tidy the town.
Castlecomer Community School was awarded its first Green Flag in February 2012. One of the keystones has been the active involvement and consultation of the entire spectrum of people in our school.
To celebrate the achievement, the Transition Year students (headed by Lisa O’ Rourke, Sarah Hickson, Stephen Dowd and many others) are coordinating another Castlecomer Green Day for next Friday, April 19. They will be assisted by teachers Paul Behan, Pat Tynan and Mr Clarke, in cooperation with local primary schools, Tidy Towns (Maurice Shorthall), Fás (Terry Moore, Eamon Fitzgerald), Local Business Association (Shay Bollard, Michael Shorthall), Town Development (Martin Carroll), An Taisce and the County Council.
The 2013 launch of Tidy Towns is the main focal point.
On Friday, starting at 9.30am, there will be litter picking, refurbishment, launch of bespoke hanging baskets, spring clean re-launch in primary schools and hopefully many other spontaneous and organised activities. If you can help in any way or you have fresh ideas, please feel free to contact any of the above partners, or if you want to organise your own local area to participate on the day, it would be most welcome. See the notices in local businesses and community areas.