A much-needed funds to the Jerilderie Tidy Towns Committee will allow it to continue its good work in the community.
The dedicated group received $10,470 to buy items including a ride-on mower for maintenance activities it undertakes on a voluntary basis.
It was funded under Murrumbidgee Council’s Stronger Community Infrastructure Fund.
Jerilderie Tidy Towns Committee president Ian Sneddon thanked council and said the new equipment would make a ‘‘big difference’’
‘‘We are a volunteer, supportive and passionate community group who work in partnership with council for the betterment of our community.
‘‘This equipment will be used to maintain and assist various community groups and council with the upkeep of local gardens and grounds within our township.’’
All four Jerilderie town entrance sites are maintained by Jerilderie Tidy Towns, which also plants trees along the Newell Highway.
It also helps with the Community Garden at the Jerilderie Public School and maintains the Memorial Park Garden.
Murrumbidgee Council general manager Craig Moffitt said the group is also instrumental in helping council with the upkeep of The Willows Historical Homestead Lawns & Gardens and Luke Park Garden.
Through its Community Price Campaign, Tidy Towns is a sponsor of the Jerilderie Football Club’s under 17s footballers.
‘‘Council appreciates the valuable contribution that groups such as the Jerilderie Tidy Towns Committee makes to the overall appearance of our town,’’ Mr Moffitt said.
‘‘The work done by this committee is significant and they are worthy recipients of the funds.’’