Jimmy is an Eco Champion!

Congratulations to Jimmy (James) Hudson of Ballyleague Tidy Towns, who was chosen as the Eco Champion for 2021 at the Roscommon Volunteer Awards at the Abbey Hotel on Friday evening last.

Sadly, Jimmy was unable to attend the ceremony in person so Gerry Trimble accepted the award on his behalf and made the official presentation last weekend.

Jimmy was nominated for the award by his fellow volunteers in Ballyleague Tidy Towns on account of his unwavering commitment to the group. Jimmy is out in all weather collecting litter, emptying bins, tending to flowers and maintaining the grass verges on approach roads to the village. He is ever mindful of not cutting grass too tight to accommodate the pollinators in early summer. During the summer months, Jimmy gives freely of his time, often watering the flowers in the village twice a day.

Gerry Trimble said: “Jimmy could be described as a passionate environmentalist in a  positive and practical manner. He uses his experience in this area to promote sustainability for example harvesting rainwater to water flowers and the promotion of perennials in the public realm through the village. This has a positive effect on both the environment and the group’s finances.

“Overall Jimmy’s input is respected and well regarded by his fellow volunteers in Ballyleague Tidy Towns who feel this award is well earned and richly deserved”.