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Hard Work Of Volunteers Recognised

River ValleyPictured at the entrance to River Valley estate from the Forest Road is Donal OÕCiobhain (centre), owner of Supervalu with Gerry White, Chairman Rivervalley/Rathingle Tidy Towns and local councillor, Joe Newman

Rivervalley / Rathingle Tidy Towns and Hilltown Environmental Awareness Group are delighted with the hard work of all its volunteers over the last three months in preparation for the local Tidy Towns and County Council competitions.

Gerry White, Chairman of Hilltown Environmental Group, which is affiliated to Rivervalley/Rathingle Residents Association and Swords Tidy Towns, told the County Leader, “All our efforts have paid off and Rivervalley/Rathingle estate has not looked better in over 10 years. They have a total of eight flower beds around the estate with over 1,200 bedding plants. The bed at the entrance to Rivervalley and at Hilltown Road was planted with shrubs in May this year and will give all year round colour going forward.”

“The many volunteers have cut back the grass verge, cut the grass, cleaned out shrub areas, cut hedges, removed litter and graffiti and with help from the County Council, have removed over 1,200 bags of grass verge, cuttings and rubbish in the last three months. Many thanks to Supervalu in Boroimhe, our main sponsor for their very welcome sponsorship,” he said.