The TidyTowns initiative has done much to change the landscape of Ireland’s villages, towns and cities since the very first competition was launched in 1958. But it’s more than a municipal ‘beauty contest’ - it’s an important civic and economic initiative which aims to have a long term impact on the nation’s communities. With over 800 entries each year, TidyTowns involves hundreds of thousands of volunteers as well as councils all across the country.
Patience Atkinson-Gregory is MD of horticultural suppliers Amberol, who work with councils and TidyTowns groups supplying products to create floral displays and improve litter collection. Patience would like to submit an article discussing the TidyTowns initiative and its importance to Irish communities, including tips for a successful entry.The article could consider:
If you would be interested in commissioning this free article, please contact me to specify any particular theme, word count or deadline that you may have.
Alternatively, if you would like to contact Patience with a view to getting her input for any relevant in-house articles, do let me know.
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Have you visited the Amberol website recently? If not, now would be a good time to take a fresh look as we are delighted to announce some changes. In fact, the whole website has had a bit of an exciting makeover to mark the start of a new decade.
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One of the many advantages of using containers for planting rather than traditional flower beds is the versatility that containers can offer. Planters can be relocated with relative ease to enhance a specific space or fit in with a particular theme, offering great potential for the imaginative Britain in Bloomer, horticulturalist or gardener.