SUNDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
On Sunday week last 27 Volunteers and 4 Transition Year students (under the guidance of Denis) were out for the weekly litter pick. Including all litter picks carried out during the week and the Sunday litter pick, 12 bags of general litter 1 bag of Glass and 1 bag of Cans were collected.
The Transition Year students went to Poulavone where they did a great job cleaning around the bench on the path beside Poulavone Roundabout.
Tuesday morning of last week Jimmy and Adrian covered three areas.
Firstly the footpath on Old Fort Road near Tesco. Then the footpath at Coolroe Heights by the bus stop. And finally, part of the footpath at the rear of the new Primary Care Clinic leading down to the GAA.
On Thursday pruning of the Hydrangeas was finally completed making a significant difference to the area. Several of them are covered in new buds that are emerging.
Along the road from Carrigrohane to Poulavone there is a magnificent display of daffodils. These are complimented by some beautiful heathers.
Last Sunday morning we welcomed Sorcha the newest volunteer to Tidy Towns.
We had 27 Volunteers out for the hour, Again Denis took charge of our 4 Transition Year students who carried out another project.
There was a lot of loose litter around the western end of Ballincollig which was a lot of take away litter.
Each day during the week several Volunteers carry out litter picks.
17 bags of litter 1 bag of cans, 1 bag of glass, 1bag of plastic and 4 bags of leaves were collected.
COFFEE MORNING REMINDER
Don’t forget Ballincollig Gardai are holding a Coffee Morning in Ballincollig Garda Station on Wednesday 15th March from 10.30am.
The event is being organised in aid of Motor Neurone and Field of dreams Cork Down Syndrome. All are welcome.
DCS FOR BEES
In 2022 Ballincollig Tidy Towns took part in the inaugural DC’s for Bees Project and planted 50 fruit trees. This week with the milder weather there are some healthy buds on the trees planted last year,
During the week we took delivery of another 50 trees and have planted one set of 5 trees in the Allotment. The remainder will be planted in the next two weeks.
Last week the Waterboys were out doing work as part of the upcoming upgrade of the directional signage for the walking trails in the Regional Park. They started washing the wooden posts in the Regional Park.
Tuesday’s work began with Adrian, John and Jimmy cleaning four specific areas.
First the work started on the road behind new Ballincollig Primary Care Centre. Then they moved onto the entrance to Mill Range Estate. Thirdly to the wall of the former health centre in Innishmore and finally to Innishmore Lawn by the name plate. In total10 bags of leaves and grit were collected.
On Wednesday Green Dragon came and collected 1 large wheelie bin and 11 bags of cans together with 33 bags of plastic bottles segregated from our weekly litter picks.
Wednesday morning our work on the raised bed at Westcliffe was finished. The work on this took near to five weeks. Thank you to Adrian, Gay and John for all their hard work.