THANK YOU FR. CIAN FOR THE BEAUTIFUL AUTUMNAL PHOTO CAPTURING THE CHURCH OF ST. MARY AND ST. JOHN
CITY COMMUNITY RESPONSE
LOCAL INFORMATION – LOCAL ASSISTANCE – LOCAL CARE
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Ten bags of Leaves were collected from Carrigdene Residents.
Two bags were collected from Leo Murphy Terrace.
Six bags were collected from the Allotment.
A further twenty-five bags of leaves were collected at Carrigdene later in the week.
A couple of bags were also collected from the front of Leo Murphy Terrace.
LITTER PICK NEWS
Sunday’s Litter Pick was one of our best attended so far with twenty-two Volunteers and a whopping fourteen Transition Year Students. We welcomed Deirdre to our Volunteer group and Luc, Ethan, Sarah, Ben (Colaiste Choilm), Alice, Irina, Maeve (Ballincollig Community School) and Ruth (St. Angelas College) to the Transition Year Group.
The wonderful turnout allowed us the opportunity to cover a much wider area than normal. We even had some of our people go along the Regional Park Paths and also the path near Manor Hill.
We were delighted to be able to catch up with some of our Volunteers who have been doing their Litter Picks themselves every week. It felt like old times.
Fourteen bags of Litter were collected in total from this large group.
During the week our Volunteer, Kitty, was busy carrying out daily Litter Picks in her area and collected three bags of Litter, one bag of Glass and one bag of Cans.
Next Sunday we start tackling the fallen leaves around Ballincollig. The Transition Year Students will be divided into smaller groups for this work. Social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.
A WONDERFUL SIGHT IN THE REGIONAL PARK NEAR THE SENSORY GARDEN
COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN MAGIC
Pictures kindly sent to us by Marion Walker and David Haskett.
Patrice McAdoo sent us in the fabulous picture of the fox at the front door which we have used for our Newsletter image this week.
As we face Halloween in lockdown why not email your Halloween pics to us at email@example.com and we will happily add them to our website for everyone to enjoy.
SPREAD A LITTLE JOY
We have just entered our second lockdown and it is perhaps more severe than the previous one, as the evenings are darker and the weather isn’t as good as we enjoyed from March to June. Although this pandemic is taking a toll on everyone, we need to be aware that a large number are suffering from detachment, isolation, loneliness, worry and this is spread across every age group.
An Post, recognizing the increased restrictions and wanting to bring a little joy, has very kindly offered to deliver for free, a package (not more than 2kg in weight), letter or card to residents of Nursing and Care Homes and those living alone. Just write FREEPOST where the stamp is normally placed.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns has decided to partake in this and will focus on those in the community. A box will be located outside Pat Clarkes Ballincollig Tool Hire, Innishmore (087) 6348807. Anyone who would like to buy a book or magazine and perhaps a small packet of sweets or biscuits to accompany it, can drop them in the box and we will put them in envelopes, label and post them.
LEAF THEM OUT FOR US
If Residents wish to gather the fallen leaves from outside their own homes or from around their Estate, please bag them and let them at the entrance for our Volunteers to collect.
THIS WEEK’S WORK
Monday and Tuesday were a washout but Wednesday we were back in action and covered a great deal.
Adrian tidied up the bed at Cleburne Mews and added some fresh plants. He also cleaned up some leaves near the Allotment.
John was working on Barry’s Road.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns have always been very aware of the importance of Health and Safety. PPE and sanitizer are issued to our Workers and Volunteers and today two hand sanitizers were installed at the Allotment. New appropriate signage is also in the process of being organized.
Unfortunately, due to the current Level 5 lockdown, John and Adrian have been stood down for the duration.
The ‘Waterboys’ were back in action on Wednesday night. Watering took all of thirty minutes as the Wooden Planters on Main Street didn’t need any water due to Monday’s heavy rain. The reservoirs in the Planters at Eastgate took 200 Litres of water. They are still holding their own at the moment and we should be able to enjoy them for another while yet.
The Water Harvesting Tanks at the Allotment are almost full to capacity.
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