The Moville Tidy Towns group is urging local residents to spruce up their premises in a bid to boost the seaside town’s score in the upcoming Tidy Towns contest. With unannounced adjudicators set to inspect the town anytime from June through August, Moville Tidy Towns members are entering their busiest period of the year, with crucial points at stake ahead of their 23rd entry into the national competition. The Moville Tidy Towns group – which scored third highest in Inishowen in the 2015 event [behind Malin and Buncrana] – says now is the perfect time for home and business owners in the area to take advantage of the improved weather conditions to paint the exterior of their properties. Moville Tidy Towns scored 297 points in the 2015 contest and hopes to break past the elite 300-point barrier this summer. In the last number of years the competition has encouraged sustainable waste and energy projects, biodiversity awareness and this year there is a particular emphasis on helping bees and other insects. A Moville TT spokesperson added: “If you are getting your pots ready for the summer why not plant flowers that can be enjoyed by pollinators too! There are plenty of resources online that list suitable plants but open flowers in blues and yellows seem particularly attractive to bees.” Meanwhile the group ‘extended a huge thank you’ to all the volunteers who took part in the annual Spring Clean-Up last month. A skip-load of rubbish was collected on the day itself and the Moville Tidy Towns Committee especially thanks the Tús workers, the Coast Guard, Donegal County Council and The Cosy Cottage for their support.