Clonmellon Tidy Town
"We have entered our village into the Tidy Towns Competition for the first time since 2009, This is a competition that should inspire our community to pull together and for all to play their part in getting our village ready for judging day. Being a volunteer allows individuals to practice their passion for the good of their community. This could be landscaping, built environment, sustainable living, local wildlife or organizing a litter pick up. We have a lot of work to do and some of the projects we want to undertake will require some time to complete. We are confident that we can meet these challenges as a group and as a community."
We have plans to do the following
- Tidy up all plant / flower arrangements
- Introduce new bedding / plant arrangements
- Have 2 new welcome signs made
- Have a pollinator garden (up at the industrial estate)
- Have Clean Up weekends / weekdays
- Build a new feature at the entrance to the village from the Kells road.
- Have a community garden
Please Clean Up After Your Dog
Clonmellon has recently been entered into the all Ireland Tidy Towns Competition.
There has been quite a lot of dog fouling on footpaths along the main street and also within the estates.
Anybody walking their dog is asked to please carry a bag and clean up after your pooch if he or she does their business while out walking.
Under Section 22 of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 it is an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul a public place. This means the owner or person in charge of the dog is required to remove dog faeces and dispose of them in a suitable, sanitary manner.
CODER DUNGEON TABLE QUIZ - 10/02/2018
Coder Dungeon Clonmellon held a Fun Table Quiz on Saturday, February 10th in the Community Centre. There was a good turn out despite the weather.
The quiz was interactive and fast paced with Karsten Bruck as Quizmaster.
The questions were suitable for all ages with a few tricky ones thrown in to get the brain cells working.
Karsten, Yolanda and John organised a superb evenings entertainment which saw a turn out of both young and (not so young). With access to the quiz via laptops and tablets it brought the humble table quiz into the 21st centuary.
With snacks provided for everybody and tea and Coffee aswell as soft drinks available it was a pleasant evenings entertainment among friends and neighbours.
Bring on the next one!
HUNT BLOCKS VILLAGE FOOTPATH - 13/01/2018
Today saw a hunt in the village and as usual at least one vehicle parks on the footpath and blocks it for pedestrians. As can be seen from the image below the offending vehicle and trailer is blocking the footpath although not completely, pedestrians are able to manouvre around the vehicle however a parent pushing a pram would need to move onto the unfinished surface to pass and wheelchair users would have no chance.
On this particular stretch of road there is only one footpath so pedestrians cannot cross over the road. It seems this is a regular occurance whenever there is a hunt on. This behaviour should not be tolerated and pedestrians, parents and wheelchair users need to make their voice heard by contacting the gardai in delvin and reporting the offence. This is a public footpath for use by pedestrians.
Christmas fayre 2017
On Friday, December 1st there was a Christmas fayre held in the market Square with everything from fake snow to homemade gifts aswell as tasty homemade food and beverages to warm the cockles of every heart. With a mix of young and young at heart it was great to see so many people turn out to witness and be part of the switching on of the Christmas lights.. Santa arrived at 7pm and was a great hit with the children, he used the mens shed as his grotto which was literally transformed from a working mens shed to an amazing santas grotto complete with 2 elves and a magical fireplace. Joan Daly did a great job as compere for the evening and she kept all the old favoutite Christmas songs playing to keep everybody in the festive mood. Thanks also to everybody who volunteered with all the preparation that went into creating such a magical fayre.
Playground gets a minor facelift - August 2017 by S.G.
The playground has recently undergone a minor transformation with new metal railings added to replace the old broken wooden ones. A new structure has also been erected to replace the old one which underwent fire damage in 2015, the new one has allready been taken over by the local teenagers and is currently being used as a smoking hut. Some of the local lads have also made the playground into their own personal football ground and have even refused to stop playing football when approached by a local lady who had her two young children in the playground. Westmeath County Council are to be complimented on repairing the playground to a high standard, unfortunately they may find themselves returning many times as the playground has allready had the some of the newly fixed railings shaken loose from the concrete base.
Coder Dungeon Grand Opening - July 1st 2017 by Barbara-Ann McKenna
Congratulations to the team on the launch of the Coder Dungeon at the Clonmellon Community centre today, it was a very quick and fun filled two hours. The room has undergone a fantastic transformation from a dark store room to a wonderful enviroment for children to learn coding ETC. The winners of the logo design competiotion with a prize of a family pass to Tayto park were James McKenna and Cian Clarke both age 10 and both now members of the club. Refreshments were served and a raffle with lots of prizes. WE wish them every success for the future.
You can follow the Coder Dungeon on Facebook. Adult computer classes starting also.