Sunday morning last saw twenty two volunteers out for the weekly litter pick. While there was an amount of litter, as would be expected on a weekend, it was not bad. We collected a total of thirteen bags of waste, four of  which were separated for recycling.

During the previous week, we had volunteers in the Town Centre area each day conducting litter picks.  From those picks  three bags of waste and one bag of recycling were collected.


The Tuesday and Thursday work evenings continued and, with a total of twenty volunteers putting in about thirty hours over the two evenings, a lot of work was covered. Among the jobs were kerb sweeping, litter picks, weeding/clearing shrub bedding areas and digging out the large bed at the West End junction (yet to be completed).

The watering of baskets and bedding areas continued with four volunteers active on different days during the week. There is still a great show of colour in the baskets and hopefully they should last another while yet.


As per usual this group worked through many jobs during the week among them edging grass margins. Again, assistance was received from staff at VMWare.  Yet more of the Link Road is completed now and thanks so much to Kenny’s for providing complimentary coffees once again.  Grass cutting is now being carried out after the summer drought and the group worked at this in different areas.


Ballincollig Tidy Towns had it’s annual Church Gate collection last weekend. Some of our volunteers were double jobbing with litter picking as well as standing in as collectors. A total of twenty seven people helped out over the two days and we are grateful for the extra hours that were put in.

The collection was a great success. We thank everyone who was in a position to contribute. All the proceeds will be put back into Ballincollig over the coming year.


As always, we are looking for more people to come out and join us as volunteers. Please get in touch if you can spare any time however small.


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