Ballincollig Tidy Towns Volunteer, Ann O’Regan, has transformed a bike that was dumped into a lovely new feature to be added to the Allotment.
Early start on Sunday morning for Father and Son Jarlath and Jack Boyd as they tackled the kerbs on the Inniscarra Road. Both men did a fantastic job.
This week saw the second official visit of Noel Long Litter Warden Supervisor Cork City Council. Councillor Garret Kelleher invited Noel, who is one of 5 Litter Wardens, to meet with Tom Butler and Pat Clarke of Ballincollig Tidy Towns.
At the meeting in the BTT Allotment Noel was brought up to speed on the way Ballincollig Tidy Towns do their work in relation to Litter Picks and Waste Management.
Noel has said that the Litter Section of City Council will be very active in Ballincollig and he looks forward to working with BTT, local businesses and schools, to maintain the high standards already achieved.
He advised that if people have concerns about illegal dumping, or information on people or businesses putting domestic waste in the litter bins, they should contact the Litter Free Phone on 1800222226
We look forward to working together to further enhance Ballincollig.
The Old Square is a lovely area in Ballincollig with a number of little shops. It has a lot of history to it when it comes to retail premises.
In years past the Council put in ornate bollards. Two years ago they decided to paint them red. They really stood out and added to the area. We noticed that they have been doing their job and had a lot of marks and scrapes on them so one of our Volunteers took on the job of repainting them all. What a difference it has made 
About two years ago Ballincollig Tidy Towns decided to do some work to the flowerbed near the pedestrian traffic lights close to Poulavone Roundabout. A great deal of work went into it and it has matured nicely.
During the week we decided to give the entire thing a face lift and repainted the timber fence behind the flower bed . Once this has been completed, we intend sorting some of the planting and refreshing the stone to  have it looking its best.  This will enhance the Eastern Entrance to Ballincollig.

One of the latest additions to our Pollinator Corridor was planted in May. We identified an area on the Killumney Road near the entrance to Gaelscoil Ui Riordain and prepared the ground and have planted wild flower  seeds to form a wild flower meadow. This is coming along very well. 
Work done by CE Worker John O’Neill in the past week has been incredible. Once again Flynn’s Road is being brought back to life and John has done an incredible job clearing and tidying the ditch along the road and preparing it for planting.  
We are indebted to John O’Donovan of O’Donovan Agri Environmental who once again has been extremely helpful in giving of both his time and equipment. Over the last 2 weekends we have been out very early power washing paths, walls and the Traffic Islands around Ballincollig. The difference is fantastic. We have one more morning lined up to finish off the rest of them.
The area known locally as the Circus Field will see development starting within a few weeks.
New Houses will be built in this area and the Circus Field will be no more. Watch this space for more news on this.