Expert advice will be provided to TidyTowns volunteers from all over Limerick at Limerick City and County Council’s annual TidyTowns seminar in the Woodlands Hotel, Adare, tomorrow (Tuesday 9th February) at 7.00pm.
The event, which is being supported by West Limerick Resources and Ballyhoura Development Association, will be opened by Cllr. Ger Mitchell, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick. TidyTowns adjudicator Billy Flynn will make a presentation outlining the background to each of the competition categories and how TidyTowns groups can improve their overall marks.
Sinead McDonnell, Environmental Awareness Officer with Limerick City & County Council will provide attendees with information and advice on the range of supports available to TidyTowns groups. Meanwhile, Dr. Liam Lysaght of National Biodiversity Data Centre will provide a background to the Wildlife, Habitats & Natural Amenities category of the competition, including the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, data recording and invasive species. The presentations will be followed by a questions and answers session.
Limerick's participants in the 2016 national SuperValu TidyTowns competition will be hoping to emulate the 2015 successes of Adare (Gold Medal, County Winner), Ardpatrick, Newcastlewest, Kilmallock and Galbally (Bronze Medal), Abbeyfeale (Special Endeavour) and Moyross Residents Forum (Waste Prevention).