Ballincollig Tidy Towns Weekly News Friday 1st February 2019


Last Sunday, January 27th, we had twenty six Volunteers out around Ballincollig for our weekly litter pick.  The day was dry and fresh. Great progress was made and we completed the litter pick having covered most of our usual routes.  After all the collections were done we counted twelve bags in total with three of those being segregated for recycling.

A pick on the approach road by two Volunteers added a further half bag which was a big improvement on previous visits there.  During the week Volunteers picked in a litter black spot and collected thirty nine bags of recyclable materials.

Three bags of waste and two of recycling were collected during daily litter picks on Main Street.


Works at the allotment continued as usual with compost turning and waste sorting being among them. The first Walking Route Map Signage has been installed at the start of the route near The White Horse. Way markers were installed on that route in 2018 so this map completes the popular walking route signage.


There are still some leaves to be cleared in some estates and five bags were cleared from two of them during the week. The boundary trees at Cranford Pines are being trimmed at the moment and this will make a huge difference when completed.


Two Volunteers spent about ten hours inspecting the Gunpowder Walking Routes in the Regional Park. This included the longest walk which extends out of the Park taking in part of Main Street. All the signage was checked and a list of work needing to be done to refurbish markers and signs were drawn up.


If you are interested in joining us any Sunday for the weekly Litter Pick come along to Quish’s SuperValu West End where we meet up at 11.00 am  any help would be greatly appreciated.



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