VOLUNTEER GET TOGETHER
Ballincollig Tidy Towns has always enjoyed a get together with its Volunteers at Christmas. However, due to the recent sad loss of Tony our beloved friend and Volunteer there is no mood for a celebration. Tony loved our social events and was always on hand to play a few tunes. So tonight, with heavy hearts we will gather for some finger food at the The Oriel House Hotel and raise a glass in his honour.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns is indebted to Cork City Council for their continued support. Their local office staff do an incredible job on a daily basis.
This week we received a certificate from Cork City Council in recognition of Ballincollig Tidy Towns’ achievement in the recent SuperValu National Tidy Towns competition.
On Sunday morning there were 22 volunteers and 4 Transition Year Students out for the weekly litter pick. Denis took charge of the TY students and they were busy gathering leaves at the entrance to Parknamore near the Maxol Service Station.
They filled 6 one-ton bags in the hour. This was later put in the Compost Bays at the Allotment.
Several of our Volunteers were also litter picking during the week and when all the litter collected was put together it yielded 1 bag of Plastic.
IN THE DARK
We recently liaised with Cork City Council with regard to having the tree on the Poulavone Roundabout lit up for Christmas. Unfortunately, we were not in a position to get this done for this year. However, we are already planning for Christmas 2023.
SOME OF THE WEEK’S WORK
From the bicycle shop at Hodders Villas to the traffic lights at Coolroe Meadows, Adrian was kept busy cleaning the footpath. He collected 25 bags of leaves which made a huge difference to the place.
More slits had to be put into the large planter boxes to allow the water come up the wicks from the water sumps.
The Winter planting developing at a rather fast pace. The bulbs are now surprisingly well above the compost.
COMMUNITY WATER DEVELOPMENT
The Community Water Development Fund 2023 has just been launched! Full details are online at – https://lawaters.ie/community-water-development-fund-2023/
Funding guidelines are also available at – https://lawaters.ie/app/uploads/2022/11/CWDF-Guidenlines-2023.pdf
An online Funding Clinic to help groups is planned for Friday 13th Jan at 11am. The link to register for this is http://bit.ly/3FhDs8Z
You’ll need to register/ login your group on our portal to apply online – LAWPRO Portal;
If you have a proposal for funding, please get in touch with your local Community Water Officer to discuss; proposed applications must be discussed with Community Water Officer.
CWDF 2023 closing date for applications is Tuesday Feb. 9th 2023.
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