Monkstown Village Tidy District group was set up in 2017. Our mission is to enhance the tidiness and attractiveness of the village as a place to live, work and visit. We do this primarily by delivering the key aspects of being a tidy district (cleanliness, neatness & appearance, litter and graffiti control).
Our prime activity is our all-year-round schedule of weekly tidy-ups (twice a week in summer) together with bigger concerted efforts every few months.
We also organise a number of activities and events throughout the year which are consistent with this and encourage people to engage with all in our community, young and old, established residents and newcomers. These activities are usually aimed at helping people appreciate the heritage and environment around them and consider issues of sustainability and biodiversity.
We are continuing with our efforts to enhance biodiversity in the village and surrounding green spaces as well as encouraging the adults and children in our community to look at the flora and fauna around them, appreciate it and commit to doing more to support it in a sustainable fashion.
We are a not-for-profit community organisation. Our Committee meets approximately monthly and we have an AGM in April each year. At this we present an annual report on our activities, annual accounts, and have an election for the positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as committee members. Paid-up members of the group are eligible to attend and vote.
Our income comes from personal memberships, support from local businesses and grants from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, while our spending goes mainly on equipment & materials, insurance, plants and events.
We are a member of the DLRCC Public Participation Network http://dlrppn.ie which provides valuable support to over 400 community and voluntary bodies in the county.