While our customers in the UK may not be familiar with the Tidy Towns competition, it is a major event for many of our customers in Ireland. Now in its 58th year, the annual competition is a popular community based initiative, designed to encourage people to take care of where they live.
Entrants are judged on eight criteria, including the quality of the built environment and streetscape, sustainable waste and resource management, and residential streets and housing areas.
Just like Britain in Bloom, Tidy Towns involves people from all walks of life as well as councils, businesses and other organisations. It has also helped transform villages, towns and cities across Ireland for the better, developing a strong sense of community.
At Amberol, we work with many Tidy Town groups to support them in their entry and our self-watering planters are popular with customers and judges alike. In fact, we were delighted to receive some positive feedback recently from the Tidy Towns judges’ adjudication report for Castleconnell in County Limerick. The judges were highly appreciative of the environmental credentials of Castleconnell’s Amberol self-watering planters saying: “The self watering ‘cup and saucer' solution to the problem of water wastage and hanging baskets is a touch of genius!”
We believe that our self-watering containers offer an environmentally friendly, robust and affordable solution for councils, community groups and businesses so we were delighted to have that formally recognised by the Tidy Town judges.
And let’s not forget the importance of keeping the streets clean and litter free – something that Tidy Towns is keen to promote. Some groups use our litter bins, which range from animal shaped bins (who can also talk with the simple addition of a sound card), to our popular recycling bins, to our range of outdoor bins. Customers report that their Amberol bins are an important part of developing an effective litter strategy.
If you are looking to spruce up your surroundings and would like some advice or support, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01773 830930 today – we will be happy to help.