Sunday 10th April was a gloriously sunny day in Donabate with visitors to the Peninsula flocking to the beach. Even the beautiful weather didn’t stop over 50 volunteers turning out for the Donabate Tidy Towns annual Spring Clean as part of the An Taisce National Spring Clean programme. 20 children proudly took home certificates of participation in the cleanup 48 sacks of rubbish were collected along with 1 supermarket trolley, 1 suitcase, 2 car tyres, 2 traffic cones and 2 bicycles! This is 10 sacks down on last year when a record 58 sackfuls was collected and 4 down on 2009 when 52 sackfuls were collected. The volunteers noticed a significant decrease in litter on the streets and the back roads of Donabate compared to last year and this would explain the decrease in volume of litter collected. It looks like the message of keeping our town clean is resonating with our residents and particularly with our primary school children aided by the Green Schools programme.