A 1916 RISING OF OUR OWN
Back in 2016 Ballincollig Tidy Towns put a 1916 rising of a very different kind in place. One thousand nine hundred and sixteen spring bulbs were planted in an area near the Allotment to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising.
However, last weekend several people parked on the grass where these bulbs are planted, completely ignoring the parking guidelines that have been put in place. Parents with children certainly aren’t setting a good example if all they see are their parents showing total disregard for anyone or anything as long as they get what they want. After parking his car on top of the grass one such person went so far as to shout insults at one of our Tidy Towns Volunteers who happened to be working in the area and saw him park there.
Last Sunday morning, nineteen Volunteers and four Transition Year Students were out Litter Picking. We welcomed Chris and James, two new Transition Year Students this week as they joined the weekly Litter Pick as part of the Gaisce Program
Nine bags of litter were collected from Classis Lake to Carrigrohane during the week.
Four bags of Litter, one bag of Cans and one bag of Glass were collected by our Volunteers during Litter Picks they carried out during the week.
Our work with Ballincollig Community School continued and we collected three bags of Plastic from them this week.
HERE WE GO AGAIN
On Wednesday the entire country went to Level 3 of the government’s Living with Covid Plan. We are all feeling the strain of the past six months but we need to keep moving forward mindful that we have to do as we are asked for the benefit of everyone.
By following the guidelines and doing all we can to keep safe and keep those around us safe, we will move beyond this virus.
But for now, wash your hands, wear your facemask and keep your distance.
IN THE PIPELINE
Next week the Winter Planting will be put in place. This will help brighten the town and give some cheer to us all.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns has an extensive project in its sights for the road leading to the GAA Club. This section of road is after the site where the Primary Care Centre is being built down as far as the Community Hospital.
BACK ON THE SHELF
We can now announce that all the Perpetual Trophies have been returned to us and we thank everyone involved for doing so. Hopefully, this time next year we will be dusting them off in readiness for our 2021 recipients.