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Ballincollig Tidy Towns was delighted and proud to be awarded a ninth Gold Medal for Ballincollig in the SuperValu National Tidy Towns Competition at last week’s awards ceremony held in the RDS in Dublin.
As the Volunteers gathered for a coffee and chat after the weekly litter pick on Sunday morning the main topic of conversation was the results and what the judges had to say. The focus is now on 2022.


There were 26 Volunteers and 3 Transition Year students out for the litter pick on what was a lovely autumnal Sunday morning.
The Transition Year students, under the direction of Tony and Henry, did a great job clearing up loose stones and leaves from the footpath at Eastgate.
The Volunteers were very busy and covered a huge area in the hour.  When their work was finished, they gathered at the Parklet for coffee and  a chat.
As usual several Volunteers were out doing litter picks during the week.  
Pictures show Henry and Transition Year students working at Eastgate

On Monday Adrian sorted through all the bags of waste that were collected and the result was – 21 bags of litter together with 1 bag of cans, 1 of plastic and a small amount of glass.
5 bags of leaves were dropped to the allotment to be put in the composting bays.
During the week 7 bags of leaves were collected from Leo Murphy Terrace.
Wednesday Tony, John and Adrian spent the morning removing leaves from the footpath in front of Fr. Sexton Park and the area in front of Leo Murphy Terrace.
Pictures show leaves at Leo Murphy Tce.

Pictures show leaves at Fr. Sexton Park

John helped collect 11 one-ton bags from both of these places. They were brought back to the allotment for composting.
Adrian removed 5 one-ton bags of leaves from the flowerbed in front of Westcliffe on Thursday.
Pictures show the flowerbed at Westcliffe

3 one-ton bags of leaves were collected from Glendower.
25 bags of leaves were collected from Tadgh O’Callaghan of Classes Lake.
12 one-ton bags of leaves were collected from Fernwalk.
An amazing amount of leaves!!


On Monday morning Ballincollig Tidy Towns received a lovely ‘Thank You’ card and a selection of cakes, sweets and freshly baked scones from a very kind Ballincollig resident.
This thoughtful gesture was to thank the Committee, the Volunteers and CE Workers for all their hard work throughout the year. 
It was greatly appreciated by us all. It is lovely to feel appreciated and to know that the work we do is recognized.


Adrian finished washing the remainder of the summer planters and they are all now put away ready for Summer 2022.
The winter planters were put in place during the week and they look great. They will add very welcome splashes of colour to Ballincollig during the coming months.
Pictures show winter planters being put in place