Sunday last 17th June saw twenty eight volunteers come out for the weekly litter pick. Two volunteers started a weeding job at the West End and the remainder spread out around Ballincollig. Fifteen bags of waste were collected, four of which were segregated for recycling. 

Litter picks were conducted each day and also on the Tuesday and Thursday work evenings. The total amount of litter collected was four bags.   


In the week up to Sunday 17th, verge strimming was completed on Flynn’s Road and the layout of the first section of the new compost area in the Tidy Towns allotment was also completed by the group.

Two members of the group finished their time on the scheme …..Osarobo and Sunday…..and all at Tidy Towns are sad to see them go. They completed an enormous amount of work during their time with us and we are grateful to them for all the effort they put in.


Several estates were very active and most of them disposed of their own litter and green waste. On Sunday fourteen bags were collected from three estates and thirteen of these were of green waste.


Over the two evenings more than twenty volunteers put in thirty plus hours taking on a variety of works in preparation for the National Tidy Towns competition which is now underway.  Grass cutting was done on the verges from Kilumney Road Roundabout to the Gaelscoil. Cleaning and washing signs, watering flower boxes, strimming around the Circus Field as well as weeding and washing near to The West End and hedge cutting were also completed.


We are still struggling to catch up with all the jobs needing attention after the very wet and long winter. Any extra assistance, no matter how small would help us reach our goals and bring Ballincollig back to the high standard of recent years. Please help out if you can.

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