Shanballymore Tidy Towns Committee, Pat Walsh, Isabella Caldwell, Carmel Fitzgibbon, Tim Fitzgibbon, Martin Roche, Pat O'Donovan and John O'Donovan.

The Shanballymore Tidy Towns group have registered for the National Spring Cleaning Anti-litter Programme and will launch the event in the village on April 28.

This newly formed group, with the backing of An Taisce Environmental Education Unit, aims to maintain and enhance the environment of the Shanballymore area.

Members will strive to keep the village clean and undertake projects which are of benefit to everyone who lives there.

National Spring Cleaning is Ireland’s premier anti-litter programme which takes place during the whole month of April every year.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the campaign and they want to make it the biggest one yet.

The Shanballymore Tidy Towns group is now registered to partake in this year’s initiative and intend to have, what will hopefully become, their annual event on April 28, at 10am.

And you can help out too by joining them on the day at the Community Centre car park.

The Tidy Towns committee emphasise the fact that it’s everyone’s responsibility to look after the environment, and to recycle.

Recycling helps reduce the production of greenhouse gases and therefore, climate change. Litter-picking is an ongoing activity and it has to be continuous for any results to be noticeable.

The delegates of the group are Isabella Caldwell, Tim Fitzgibbon, Carmel Fitzgibbon, Patrick O’Donovan, Pat Walsh, John O’Donovan, Martin Roche and Denis McDonald.

For any queries contacr Isabella at 087-7545468.