Our second CE Worker is back this week and the work he has already completed has made a huge difference. He has been tackling the Hydrangeas from the Carrighrone Road to the Poulavone Roundabout. During lock-down the area had been left to its own devices giving the bees plenty of food. Now that the daffodils have died back, it is time to clear the area and let the Hydrangeas bloom and brighten the road. This work will take some time but the result will be worth it.
Another Volunteer has very kindly been strimming the low ditch directly behind the Hydrangeas and this is transforming the whole area.
On Sunday morning another of our Volunteers was out early watering this area and used over 1,000 litres of our harvested rain water.
The number of Volunteers returning to carry out Litter Picks is increasing each week. This week we welcomed Ferghal back.
Four bags of litter were collected from various routes.
A further four bags of litter and one bag of glass were collected from Kitty’s morning Litter Picks.
Two residents from the Maglin area were out doing their bit and collected two bags of litter in the Maglin Bridge area.
A large amount of litter on Main Street is what greeted another of our Volunteers very early on Sunday morning. This was as a result of overflowing bins, high winds and hungry crows. The first Litter Pick was carried out around 8am and four bags were filled. Then around 10.30am another Volunteer picked two more bags.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that overflowing bins have been an issue in the town and have attracted many negative comments on social media.
Rosewood Residents Association were working in their Estate and collected one bag of litter and one bag of green waste.
Residents from Old Quarter were busy removing hedging and branches and collected four bags of green waste.
Inniscarra View Residents were out cleaning kerbs and collected four bags of grit and one bag of litter.
Carrigdene Residents were also very busy and collected twelve bags of green waste.
This week our CE worker began clearing weeds on Barry’s Road and on Wednesday seven tonne bags were removed. Clearing weeds on this road had not been on our agenda this year as other works were to happen to clean the area but now as a result of all this hard work, the place is looking so much better.