Welcome to Clonmellon 3rd edition of our Tidy Towns Newsletter. July was a very busy and special month for our village. We got through a lot of work this month. Our village is a lot cleaner now and some of our buildings got a paint job to brighten up our main street, (Ann Leonard) a big thank you for the new look to her shop. We are still looking for the rest of the buildings to be painted as this will help with our entry to the Tidy Towns Competition next year. We had a visit from, Ciaran Mullooly Midlands Correspondent for RTE News & Current affairs (Nationwide).while we got a lot of work done we still have a long way to go . We have a few projects that are ongoing and when we get the results from this year’s entry we will be in a better position to plan for next year’s Tidy Towns. A big thank you to all who helped over the last couple of months and all the positive comments are welcome and we hope to have more volunteers for next year’s entry.
So far the entire task that we set ourselves we have met and we achieved a lot more. The areas we made progress on.
New seats on the killallon Road
Bridge beside Isaac's Well
All the main roads
Kiskyre Road / Kilrush Road / Kells Road / Killallon Road / Mullingar Road.
All the above roads are now very clean and we hope to improve on them over the next few months.
This has improved big time, people are saying to us what a pleasure it is to walk down our village and see no dog poo on the road or footpaths, so to all of you who take the time to clean up after your dog a big thank you and please keep up the good work.
A lot of work went on here, as you can see the wall is clean and the ivy is gone the path is clean and the trees are all trimmed. The bridge on this road needs some repair and we hope to get this sorted for next year.
What a difference here. We have put in new seats along the footpath, and the green area around the playground is coming along nicely now that we had some rain to help the grass grow.
Shop Front Painting:
We would like to say a big thank you to Ann for the for the new look to her shop, it is bright and clean and this was her contribution to Clonmellon Tidy Town, this does a lot for the village it gives an uplift to buildings, we hope other people will follow her example.
This is a place that got a good clean up hope we can build on this as we try to improve on the footpaths all around Clonmellon maybe the Clonmellon Community Council can help us get work started in these areas that need to be repaired we look forward to their support.
Repair work has started here as you can see this patch is now fixed and we hope that the rest can be done ASAP, as all the woodwork needs to be painted, we would suggest bright colours, and hope the Co Council will make good progress on this.
Issac's Well/ Bridge :
We did some good work here, again all the ivy was removed off this bridge and we also took out all the trees in the water, and we also removed all the stone that was in front of the gate at the lodge. We intend to turn this area into a proper picnic area.
There is a lot more colour in our village and this will improve over the next year as we progress with our plans.
We would like to thank all the people who came out to help with some of the work over the last couple of months. We hope that the community spirit that is at the heart of Tidy Towns will continue to grow here in Clonmellon. We will continue to improve our village over the next year and I am sure that with your support we will continue to achieve the targets that we set ourselves. Clonmellon belongs to all who live here so if you would like to contribute please join us.
Thanks to our sponsors
We would like to thank all the above local businesses for their generous donation and we look forward to their continued support.
Nationwide visit to Clonmellon
We had a visit from the RTE ( Nationwide ) current affairs program. They were in the village over a two day period. Their visit coincided with Clonmellon re-entry into the Tidy Towns Competition after a ten year absence. The program went out on Monday 9 July. They started off with a visit to St John’s Church to a photographic display of Clonmellon down through the years. They chatted to different people about the history of the village and how it had changed over the years. They continued up to Killua Castle where they were taken on a small tour of the grounds. They then met with the Tidy Towns Committee who brought them to different location of interest and to where we had different projects going on. Overall the village looked very clean thanks to the hard work done by the Tidy Towns Committee over the past couple of months. We look forward to next year when we have another visit from the Nationwide Team. Click thr link above to watch.