Westport Tidy Towns

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Foundation Year
1958
Country
Ireland
Region
Mayo
Location

The Leeson Enterprise Centre, Westport Co Mayo

Number of members
21
Full-time
Part-time
1
Volunteers
150
Accept interns
NO
Area of intervention
Environmental Awareness
Climate Change
Environmental Action
Health & Wellness
Community Involvement
Food Waste
Supporting local producers/businesses
Consumer Awareness
Main funding mechanisms
Governmental (national or local) grants or subsidies
Private donations
Sponsorships
Level of impact
Local
Regional
National

Tidy towns inspire a huge amount of voluntary effort in towns and villages across the country, with now over eight hundred competition entries each year. Westport have been very successful in the Tidy towns competition having been overall winners in 2001,2006 and 2008, and also receiving the large town award in 2003,2004,2008,2009,2012,2014,2017,2018 and most recently in 2019, with special thanks to it's hard working and dedicated volunteers, committee, businesses and local community. Our aim is to continue to work together to keep Westport one of Irelands tidiest towns.

We are a voluntary group guided by a committee of 20 with a  part time admin person.

Promotion of biodiversity, environmental care, litter picks, engaging young people

First town in Ireland to ban the use of plastic straws, no Poster campaign, started the now nationwide ‘Good Friday Clean-up’ campaign.

We work in partnerships with our Local Authority, schools, communities, other NGO’s and business community.


Beneficiaries
Unemployed people
Minorities
Children
Elder people
Local community
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