Last Sunday there were thirty Volunteers out around Ballincollig for the weekly litter pick, among them the six Transition Year students. The students went to pick up leaves in the West End area and the remainder of the group went throughout Ballincollig to collect any litter they could find. Thankfully the amount of litter was relatively light. We had twelve bags after the hour, four of which were for recycling.

During the previous week, as is the norm, there were a number of Volunteers litter picking in the Town Centre area each morning and on the road to Poulavone.  From these collections a further three bags of waste and four of recyclable materials were collected..


Among the works carried out by the group were sorting waste, collecting leaves in the Innishmore area, clearing the steps from Westgate down to Community Drive and turning the compost at the allotment..


Collections were made from eight estates with nearly one hundred bags taken in.  Most of these were leaves and will go into the compost. On Saturday morning five Volunteers spent a couple of hours clearing leaves, debris and weeds from the paths and cycle lane near to the Poulavone Roundabout.


The GAA club had another County win, this time for the U21s.

The Annual Scout Bazaar held last Sunday was a great success and brought many people out to enjoy a fun afternoon.


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


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