Longford County Council Hosts Successful TidyTowns Engagement Event

Longford County Council held its first TidyTowns engagement event, bringing together 14 local groups to provide insights and support for competition preparations. The event featured guest speakers and presentations on biodiversity, sustainability, and environmental awareness initiatives.

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Longford County Council Hosts Successful TidyTowns Engagement Event

Longford County Council Hosts Successful TidyTowns Engagement Event

Longford County Council held its first TidyTowns engagement event on April 27 at Edgeworthstown Library, bringing together 14 local TidyTowns groups from across the county. The event aimed to provide valuable insights and support to aid the groups in their competition preparations.

Why this matters: This event highlights the importance of community-led initiatives in promoting environmental sustainability and biodiversity, which are critical components in addressing climate change. By supporting local TidyTowns groups, event, library, Longford County Council is contributing to a broader effort to create a cleaner and greener environment.

The event featured guest speaker Ann O'Leary, a TidyTowns adjudicator with over 43 years of experience. O'Leary shared her expertise on various topics relevant to the TidyTowns process, including biodiversity, sustainability, climate action, and environmental awareness initiatives.

Longford County Council's Environment team and Biodiversity Officer, Adam Mulvihill, also made presentations on initiatives being developed to benefit the TidyTowns groups in the future. The presentations covered topics such as biodiversity and sustainability, which are becoming increasingly important in the TidyTowns competition.

County Longford has over 30 active TidyTowns groups, each playing a crucial role in maintaining local towns and villages. These groups promote community engagement, improve the local environment, and build pride in shared spaces. They are also embracing biodiversity and sustainability in their efforts.

Longford County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Colm Murray praised the TidyTowns groups, saying, "Everyone who participates in a TidyTowns group is an unsung hero, who cares deeply for their local area, leading by example and boosting our local pride."

Longford County Council Chief Executive Paddy Mahon added, "The Council and our Environment team are striving to make sure TidyTowns groups feel supported in the important voluntary work that they do. We hope that all groups feel motivated coming away from this event."

This engagement event marks an important step in promoting biodiversity, sustainability, and climate action in the region. It highlights Longford County Council's commitment to supporting local communities in their efforts to create a cleaner and greener environment. With the insights and motivation gained from the event, the TidyTowns groups in County Longford are well-prepared for the competitions ahead.

Key Takeaways

  • Longford County Council held its first TidyTowns engagement event on April 27.
  • 14 local TidyTowns groups attended, receiving insights and support for competition prep.
  • Guest speaker Ann O'Leary shared expertise on biodiversity, sustainability, and climate action.
  • Longford County Council's Environment team presented on initiatives to benefit TidyTowns groups.
  • The event promotes biodiversity, sustainability, and climate action in the region.