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HOWEVER HOSPITAL DEMAND IS RISING.
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ON MONDAY 16 – THURSDAY 19 AUGUST
FROM 3:45PM – 7:40PM
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LIKE OLD TIMES
In order to attempt a return to normal for our Volunteers, we have decided to meet at 11am at Quish’s SuperValu Car Park in the West Village for our Sunday morning Litter Pick.
We look forward to seeing as many of our Volunteers as possible.
As always, we would welcome some new Volunteers.
There were fourteen Volunteers out for the weekly Litter Pick last Sunday morning.
The usual routes were covered in the hour. A total of ten bags of Litter were collected.
During the week some of our Volunteers were out doing daily Litter Picks.
They collected two bags of Litter and one bag of Cans.
LINK ROAD EDGING
Before and after pictures of edging on the Link Road last Thursday evening.
A big ‘Thank You’ to a Resident from Leslie’s Arch who very kindly donated a ton bag of Sand to Ballincollig Tidy Towns. We will put it to good use.
We collected three bags of Litter from the Rosewood Residents and one bag of Litter from Donal Flavin following his Litter Pick.
John continued his work on Barry’s Road.
Both himself and Tony brought thirteen one-ton bags and eight small bags for recycling with the assistance of Cork City Council.
Adrian continued the endless task of weeding around the Hydrangeas on the Carrigrohane Road. He completed the task a couple of weeks ago and began again.
On Thursday, he deputized for Kitty on Main Street before returning to the Carrigrohane Road to continue his work on the Hydrangeas.
We started a clean-up of the Tunnel in preparation for the new floor. We hope to have this sorted early next week.
TUESDAY WORK NIGHT
We had eight Volunteers working at the Innishmore entrance to the Regional Park. This was the first of two nights cutting back overhanging hedging and pulling weeds beside the Pedestrian Path to the Park.
While we were there, we also took the opportunity to clean the kerbs and do a general tidy up. Next week we hope to return to finish this work.
Everything we cut back was Green Waste and was all put into our Green Waste Skip.
Monday’s watering used thirteen hundred litres of water. All Planters on the Northern side of the street including, the Planters at Eastgate, were watered and also on the Southern side of Main Street as far as Kirby’s footwear.
It took the ‘Two Pats’ one hour to do Tuesday’s watering. They used four hundred litres of water.
All the southern side of Main Street, from Kirby’s Shoes to Muskerry Estate, including the Parklet and Towers, were watered.
On Thursday they spent three hours watering all the Planters including the Parklet and Eastgate. Fifteen hundred litres of water were used and they managed to get everything watered.
THURSDAY WORK NIGHT
Students will be returning to school in the coming weeks so Thursday Work Night we decided to tackle the area from Gaelscoil Ui Riordan to the traffic lights at the Link Road Junction.
There are Wild Flowers (Pollinators) planted in this area. The edging takes a little more effort but it is definitely better than spraying.
We hope to complete this project next week.