Sunday morning last was lovely and dry. There was a great turnout with thirty two people including the six Transition Year students. Under supervision, the students went picking up leaves in the West End area and they filled a one-ton bag. The rest of the Volunteers collected fourteen bags four of which were for recycling.

During the previous week there were the usual number of Volunteers picking litter in the Town Centre area each morning and on the road to Poulavone. A further three bags of waste and two of recycling were collected. In litter picks outside the designated area one bag of litter was collected.


As usual this group were busy throughout Ballincollig with various jobs, among them sorting the waste, bark mulch for the bed near Westgate and continuing with the work on Flynn’s Road. More work was done around the installation of the new poly tunnel in the allotment.


Collections were made from one estate with eleven bags of leaves sent to compost.  Thank you goes out to the residents in a number of areas for clearing leaves in their places.  On Saturday morning four volunteers put in a couple of hours clearing leaves, debris and weeds from the traffic islands, kerbs and footpaths at the lighted junction at Carrigrohane.


Listowel won both the Region and the National titles in the National Tidy Towns 2018.  As is tradition, they then held the awards ceremony last Thursday where Ballincollig Tidy Towns collected their Gold Medal for 2018. It was a very enjoyable evening.


The annual Ballincollig Scout Bazzar is being held next Sunday 2nd December, 2018 at the Community Hall on Station Road. Doors open at 2pm. Please come out and support this worthy cause.


If you are interested in joining us any Sunday come along to Quish’s SuperValu West End where we meet at 11.00 am for our weekly litter pick.



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