As much as the Greystones Tidy Towns do great work around the town – and hearty hippies like Jennifer Whitmore are always looking for ways to make our town that little bit more beautiful – it’s a real sign of a solid community when you have people like the Hillside Residents Association.
Out there week after week, these 12 volunteers make sure that their particular purple patch of Greystones is kept neat and tidy. Which is no mean feat, given the amount of eejits who stroll out of Tesco with their takeaway chicken and usually discard the plastic bag as soon as the last greasy portion of paltry poultry has been gobbled down their gullible gullets. Ahem.
Can we make it legal to slap such litter-dropping imbeciles across the back of the head every time they offend? Can Greystones Municipal District legislate that kind of thing? And it goes without saying that if you’re a parent, please ensure that your beloved offspring isn’t one of these halfwits. Teach them how not to crap on their own doorstep. Literally. Or they’ll be coming home with a big red mark on the back of their head.
So, hats off to Sean, Jim, Vincent and Christy here, and their mate with the mower, Michael, for all their sterling work today, even if such dowdy December drizzle. Now, if you could just have a look at me jumped-up hedge in Kindlestown…