Friday 28 October 2016

Swords garda station gets a facelift in new drive

Swords Tidy Town
Swords Tidy Town

SWORDS Tidy Town committee have transformed the outside of the town's garda station.

The hard-working team of volunteers (inset) landscaped the area outside of the station and planted a new flower bed.

As part of the works the garda crest outside the station was also refurbished and polished.

The team, led by Ken Duffy, included professional painter Alain Glebe and professional artist Matt Cullen.

During the garda station works, lamp posts and benches outside were also given a fresh lick of paint.

The group have appealed to Fingal County Council to consider installing another bench and a cycle rack there.

The station is one of three major projects undertaken by the group this year.

Also under way is an upgrade at the Holy Well on Well Road and the Poly Tunnel on North Street.

The local YouthReach group is working alongside the committee on the second project.

Ken Duffy, chair of the committee, thanked businesses in the town that donated money to help pay for the works.

"It was a big job, it was done over several months," he said.

"We put a lot of thought into the designs.

"People are often congratulating us on the street for the work we have done.

"Many say they have never seen the town look so well," he added.

The results of the tidy towns competition will be released soon and Mr Duffy is confident that the town will jump up in the national rankings.

"If we could win best town that would be great," he said.

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