Christy cleaned up for votes

By Sara Gahan

It wasn't all work and no play.... Colm Scallan, Alan and Alex Lynch, and Tommy Walsh (front).
It wasn't all work and no play.... Colm Scallan, Alan and Alex Lynch, and Tommy Walsh (front).

DOZENS of bags of rubbish were carted away after Wexford Tidy Town members came out to support St. Mary's GAA club and Mayor of Maudlintown candidate Christy Lane by cleaning up the Rocks lane for two and a half hours.

'At one stage during the day we had over 40 people helping out. The community of Maudlintown are great for coming together to achieve or do something,' said Wexford Tidy Town's PRO Phil Murphy. Tidy Towns normally clean up this area once a year, but Christy organised the gathering to help him win over some votes in the mayoral contest.

'We found fire extinguishers, underpants, bottles, cans. Just bits of everything really. The Rocks Lane is notorious for rubbish being dumped there,' said Phil.

Christy received a lot of votes from people who were there.

'He was there with his bucket. Every €1 he got equalled to one vote. All the money raised goes towards St Mary's GAA club for a new pitch. It is all for a great cause and at least we get something done as well,' said Phil.

Wexford Tidy Towns are having an open meeting on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Fusion Café for anyone who would like to come along and put forward ideas on how to clean up the town.

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