BALLINCOLLIG HERITAGE WEEK
Ballincollig Heritage Week takes place from 17th to 25th August. Don’t forget the Teddy Bears Picnic on 21st August at Regional Park from 2.30 to 4.30. If your bear is poorly make sure you bring him/her to the Teddy Bears Hospital.
Last Sunday we had twenty four Volunteers out on Sunday morning which included a new youth member. We collected ten bags of rubbish. Of the ten bags three were recyclable. In addition, we collected one bag of cans and one bag of Green Waste from Pine Walk and bags of green waste from Inniscarra View and Leo Murphy Terrace.
Tuesday’s Work Night concentrated on one of the traffic islands at Poulavone Roundabout. Edging the grass on the kerbs has made a huge difference. Clean cut edges look so much better and we will continue to work on this over the coming weeks and throughout the winter months.
While one crew was working on the traffic island two other crews were watering the planters. Another crew was litter picking and the final group was cleaning kerbs. Unfortunately, Thursday evening’s Work Night was cancelled because of torrential rain. All the work carried out during the Work Nights can be found on our website http://www.ballincolligtidytowns.ie
The flowers in the planters are continuing to get lots of food and water. Both watering crews used a lot of water to fill the reservoirs in the planters during Tuesday’s Work Night. Approximately 2,800 litres of water were used last week.
Our Allotment is looking better every day and we have noticed that bees and butterflies have found their way there in abundance. A couple of years ago one of our Volunteers planted some Buddleia slips and the shrub has grown beautifully. It is like a magnet for butterflies and bees. We also planted California Lilacs and they too have become attractive for bees.
We received another batch of plants from Tesco and some of them are now in what we call the ‘I.C.U.’ in our Allotment.