TidyTowns Result 2011

The Newtownforbes TidyTowns entry for 2011 achieved 232 points – an increase of 9 on the previous 223 points from 2009. Congratulations to all those involved. Due to the weather and other factors outside of the TidyTowns group’s control, many jobs were not completed until after the village was judged on June 15th. That’s just the way things go sometimes! Hopefully, extra points will be gained for those jobs in next year’s competition. You can read the judge’s report by clicking here.

Newtownforbes has improved markedly since the TidyTowns group was reformed in late 2008, with much of this improvement driven by its membership; but many other individuals and organisations have also helped to make the village and its environs a nicer place to live in. Thanks go to everyone, including:

  • all local residents and business people
  • the staff and students of Scoil Mhuire (congratulations on your third Green Flag!)
  • local Residents’ and other Community Associations
  • all FÁS workers
  • Longford County Council
  • the National Roads Authority

To give a brief idea of the improvements in the village, here’s a few before and after pictures, with the earlier pictures generally from late 2008 / early 2009 – and the later pictures from September 2011. Hopefully you can tell which ones are which! 🙂 (There’s also a few other recent pictures without older counterparts.) With continued work and support from all concerned, things can only get better and better. Here’s to an even more successful TidyTowns 2012! 🙂

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