As we have just had our first meeting, it is time to bring you all up to speed and introduce those new to Tidy Towns, to the great work done to date.
A few people have noticed that the Garda station is no longer boarded up. As you may remember, the OPW assigned its use to Rush Musical Society and Rush Tidy Towns. This means that we have a location for meetings and it will be our Headquarters and our meeting point for Clean Up days. It is wonderful to see a building coming to life again and we look forward to new recruits also this year.
There has been a lot of new interest in our Facebook page and we would like to say a Big Hello to all new Readers to Rush News too. In light of the fact that there is always new interest and also as a reminder to you all, we will have a look at the continuous projects for the coming year.
The main areas in the town that RTT look after are:
- Top of the Spout Rd
- Entrance into Rush on Whitestown Rd., both the sign and the Boat
- Church carpark
- The area outside Kenure Woods main gate
- The paved area at Echlin Court
- Liz’s Garden at top of Sandy Road
- The Square at Lower Main Street
- Harbour Park
- Entrance sign to rush at St. Catherine’s
- Carparks at both North and South beach
Other key projects are the Hanging Baskets and general verge cleaning of Main Street and close liaising with Fingal County Council to secure additional resources for painting and planting as such resources are secured. There is also support from additional groups such as Adopt Kenure Woods, Grow Your Own and Men’s shed, as well a number of Estate’s & individuals who take on their own areas. All of this assistance is hugely appreciated as there are only 6 members on the Tidy Town Committee.
THE BIG RUSH CLEAN UP
Next Clean up will be in March in time for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We will let you know date and time soon.
We are in desperate need of new blood in Rush Tidy towns. We are calling on all those who have a few hours to spare to join us for our clean up days & we would love new members on the committee. We need people who are passionate about Rush & that have fresh ideas and enthusiasm. We need to continue to expose the beauty of all the nooks and crannies of the town & to get as many people to take pride in Rush as possible. We need people that can see beyond the derelict buildings on the Main Street & help us build on the work we have achieved to date. If you enjoy a challenge please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join us.
- Chairperson – Brendan O’Reilly
- Treasurer – Mary McGuinness
- Secretary – Catherine McIlwaine
- TUS Workers Coordinator – Mary Buckley
Other Committee Members
- Fran O’Connor
- Ger Reddin
- Mairead Sweetman
- Siobhan O’Reilly