Walking around Ballincollig this past week, it is heartwarming to see the pride Residents have for their Estates. Despite the lockdown restrictions and the uncertain times, people have still come together and have been doing incredible work, while keeping to social distancing. The results are amazing. Visit our website www.ballincolligtidytown.ie  and the blog SHARING THEIR EFFORTS to enjoy some of the wonderful images their hard work has produced.
Some more Residents were cutting green areas in their Estates using their own lawnmowers all the while keeping apart. Three bags of grass cuttings were collected from Leo Murphy Terrace alone.
Thank you to everyone.
Got some great photos recently of a fantastic bug hotel made from old pallets. What a great initiative by Cork Truck Services.
Meanwhile, Glendower Estate has been busy building a second Bug Hotel. Many guests can be expected judging by the recent volumes of flies, bugs etc. in the area.
The extra hotel should have plenty of room for all.
Two bags of litter were picked along the road from St. Oliver’s Cemetery to the end of the Link Road, taking in Carriginarra Road.
Also, this week another four Volunteers spent over ten hours doing Litter Picks while observing the Covid-19 restrictions. Seven bags were collected by them. Although this week there appeared to be less litter, there were lots of gloves thrown on the streets.
The final two Oriel House Hotel Walking Route signs were put in place over the weekend.
The three routes are now complete and Ballincollig Tidy Towns is working on an information leaflet covering them. This will include the historical points along the routes.
Information on all the Walking Routes can be found on https://www.ballincolligtidytowns.ie
You may have noticed that the Ballincollig Newsletter has not been in the shops for the past number of weeks. As we are in lockdown and little or nothing is up and running, the Newsletter has been put on hold for the duration. However, Ballincollig Tidy Towns will continue to publish its own Newsletter on the website each week.
Despite life as we know being at a standstill at present, nature has suffered no such fate. We definitely have more time on our hands to look around us and enjoy the beauty we would normally take for granted. One example of such beauty are the trees on Main Street. They look exceptional in the evening sunset.