Local businessman and Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns member, Sajjad Hussain, says the group may cease to exist following recent unsuccessful attempts to form a committee.
Mr. Hussain, who served as Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns PRO for a number of years, says attempts to find volunteers to fill roles on the group’s committee have proven unsuccessful and members fear that the local Tidy Towns may be wound up at the end of this month.
“We have held two meetings recently but we don’t have enough people to fill vacant roles on the committee. We have another meeting on the 30th of October and that will be our third attempt this year but if we cannot form a committee Tidy Towns might finish. It’s a shame,” he said.
The Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns group has been heavily involved in the upkeep of the town while also facilitating the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and other events in the town.
Mr. Hussain says it would be a big loss to the town if the group couldn’t continue its hard work.
“We see so many places closing down in Ballaghaderreen over the last number of years. The Tidy Towns works hard to bring some life back to the town but unfortunately people will only miss it when it is gone. We are well supported by local businesses and there are plenty of people who come out and help with litter pick-ups and other things but the committee needs new members including a new chairperson or it cannot continue”.
Mr. Hussain once again called for support at the Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns meeting on October 30th and urged those interested in volunteering some of their time to contact him or any member of the current Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns group.