The extended evenings have arrived but not the long delayed Spring. Regardless, Fermoy Tidy Towns volunteers are pressing ahead with their series of improvement and enhancement works for 2018.

Their campaign officially commenced this week with a clean up in the vicinity of historic Christ Church.

On cue, the rain arrived but failed to deflect or discourage these hardy individuals whose chairman is local councillor and businessman, Noel McCarthy.

Speaking to The Avondhu, Cllr McCarthy said there was no shortage of assignments.

“We’ve a lot to do and hopefully, a few more volunteers will join us in the weeks ahead. All help would be welcome,” he said.

MANY HANDS: Members of Fermoy Tidy Towns, who have commenced a series of improvement works for 2018, l-r: James Ronan, Ken Barry, Cllr. Noel McCarthy, P.J. O’Leary, Billy Chambers, Paul Kavanagh, Mike Bennett, Frances Linehan and Ken Butterworth. The group always welcomes new volunteers. (John Ahern)

Project manager is community activist Paul Kavanagh, feels that regarding litter control and general tidiness, the town is moving in the right direction.

However, there’s always room for improvement and the group members are determined to have the town looking its best during the weeks and months ahead.

So, play your part, come out and join them.