On Sunday 24th June with the continuation of the beautiful weather twenty three volunteers turned out for the weekly litter pick. The bag count was ten with three of those being recyclable materials.

During the week there were litter picks carried out by a number of volunteers each day.  


In the week the group were busy collecting green waste from a number of areas as well as advancing the compost bays in the allotment. They also conducted litter picks as well as tending to the baskets for the installation of the summer flowers.


During the two working evenings some thirty plus volunteers put in about fifty hours of work on various projects.  From putting out and watering the summer flowers as well as watering the existing beds to deadheading the flowers in all the baskets. Kerb cleaning and maintaining the bedding areas were also done. No doubt the effort should pay off as the flowers are already beginning to thrive.   

In addition to those and other works done by Tidy Towns volunteers there was a lot of grass cutting done by the Council and extra work on the Poulavone Roundabout by Griffin’s Garden Centre.  This revamped roundabout is modelled to be particularly friendly to bees and so some special homes are now installed there.


It is wonderful to have residents working on their own estates. Their efforts make a huge difference and increase the attractiveness of Ballincollig. While we collected fifty bags of recycling from three estates, many more estates arranged disposal of their own.


We are getting through many exciting projects at the moment and so we could do with more people coming out to help us. If you would like to become a volunteer it would be greatly appreciated. Please come out and join us. Everyone is welcome.

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