POLLINATOR CORRIDOR MAP
The All Ireland Pollinator Plan is very important to Ballincollig Tidy Towns. To show how committed we are we have developed a Pollinator Corridor stretching from Poulavone Roundabout to Classes with many areas in between.
On our Homepage we developed an Interactive Pollinator Corridor Map. Click on any of the bees to show individual pictures and names of the various areas of the Pollinator Corridor.
We will be adding to this Map as we go forward.
SOME WELCOME PLANTING
The boxes under the ‘Welcome To Ballincollig’ signs were planted on Sunday morning. These signs are located at the Inniscarra Bridge and at Killumney Road.
They will look very welcoming in the coming weeks.
The sunshine of last Sunday morning brought eighteen Volunteers and two Transition Year students out for the weekly Litter Pick.
Sixteen bags of Litter were collected.
The area around St. Oliver’s Cemetery was covered. Also, a large area from Carrigrohane through to Classis.
During the week some of our Volunteers carried out Litter Picks and collected four bags of Litter, one bag of Glass and one bag of Cans.
One bag of Green Waste was collected from Leo Murphy Terrace.
A BEAUTIFUL ASSET
What a wonderful sight. Since the Parklet was set up on Ballincollig’s Main Street there has been a wonderful response to it. Even before it had been planted, people were enjoying sitting in it and relaxing with a coffee or for a chat.
Several people have expressed disappointment that they could not get a seat there due to the fact that it is in constant use. This is excellent news.
It was lovely to see our Volunteers enjoying a cuppa and chat after the Sunday Morning Litter Pick at the Parklet.
PLANTING AT ALLOTMENT
During the week the Ballincollig Tidy Towns Sign in the Allotment together with our two special Barrels were freshly planted up.
Both of these projects are in conjunction with Ballincollig Scout Group.
COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME
The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) provides funding to community groups across Ireland to enhance facilities in disadvantaged areas. It is administered by the Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in each Local Authority area. The Department provides funding to each Local Authority (LA) area and the LCDCs administer this funding locally to ensure funding is targeted appropriately towards addressing disadvantage in the areas that need it most.
The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) 2021, funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development is currently open for applications. Forms are available online, along with the guidelines and the terms and conditions at https://submit.link/dm.
Closing date for applications is Sunday, 11th July 2021.
Further information is also available on Cork City Councils website https://www.corkcity.ie