Last Sunday we had twenty four volunteers for the weekly one hour litter pick.  This number included four of our Transition Year students. In total there were eighteen bags of waste collected, five of which were for recycling.

During the previous week, there were a number of volunteers litter picking in the Town Centre area each morning and on the road to Poulavone. A further three bags of waste were collected together with one bag of recyclable materials.


The removal of bindweed continued from the beech hedging on the northern edge of the Old Macroom Road at Coolroe.  The workers were also involved in sorting waste along with work on Flynn’s Road. The collection of leaves continued as well as preparation for planting of winter/spring flowers for the railing baskets.  Work on ground preparation for a new tunnel for the allotment also got underway.


Collections were made from four estates with over two-hundred bags of leaves being sent to compost.  This work is complimented by the Council also bringing the road-sweeper to Ballincollig for a day during the week


Now that we have entered winter time and the evenings are darker earlier, we don’t have the hours to take on projects like we would during the summer months. The work that needs doing is too much for the CE/Tus group on their own, so we have decided to meet on Saturdays in order to  tackle some of the projects. The first project is to put in the winter planting on the railing baskets.  For this we are meeting at 10.00 am on Saturday at the Tesco car park. Some lifting is involved with this work and we would welcome any extra help if anyone is able to turn up for an hour or so.

If, however, you are only interested in joining us for the Sunday litter pick, come along to Quish’s SuperValu West End where we meet at 11.00am. We would be delighted to see you..


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