TUESDAY WORK NIGHT
Eight Volunteers were out for the Tuesday Work Night and they finished off the job near Gaelscoil Ui Riordain as it was rained off last Thursday.
The Edging Machine was working it’s magic and it really made such a difference.
All the sods that were removed will be recycled at the Allotment.
As there is a selection of new Graffiti around Ballincollig, one Volunteer was kept busy trying his best to remove it from several signs etc.
A further two Volunteers were kept busy Litter Picking.
SOME OF THE WEEK’S WORK
On Wednesday seventeen one-ton bags along with thirty-seven small bags of Green Waste were collected for recycling with the cooperation of Cork City Council.
John started to remove the dreaded Bindweed from the Beech Hedge in Coolroe. By Thursday he had removed thirty-five bags of it.
Adrian did a ‘tidy up’ on the Flowerbed at the Cleburne Mews.
He also carried out a Litter Pick on Old Fort Road and Community Drive.
Twenty Hydrangea plants were removed from Carrigrohane on Thursday and taken to the Allotment for some tender loving care in the coming weeks from Adrian. (see below)
As some of the Hydrangeas on the Carrigrohane to Poulavone road are not as strong as others due to the soil, BTT has made plans to remove the weaker plants and bring them to the Allotment where they will get some TLC to bring them on.
In order to improve the poor soil areas, we plan to bring in some machinery to allow us put good soil and compost in the Flowerbeds. When this is done, the Hydrangeas will be replanted and hopefully they will thrive like the others.
Fourteen hundred litres of water were used by the two Pats when they did Friday night’s watering. It took them two and three-quarter hours.
All the Planters on Main Street, including the Towers and Parklet were watered. Because of the recent rain they had water left and were also able to do the Planters at Eastgate.
Because of the huge volumes of traffic on Main Street, Friday night is not really suited to watering going forward.
Monday night’s watering took the Waterboys two and a-quarter hours. They used eight hundred litres of Harvested Rainwater. As a result of the recent heavy rainfall our tanks are filling up fast. All the Planters on Main Street, including the two Towers and the Planters at Eastgate were watered.
Thursday was a busy night for Pat Clarke and Pat Fennell as they ensured all the Planters were fed and watered. They spent two and three-quarter hours out with the Watering Trailer and got all the Planters including the Parklet watered. They used fourteen hundred litres of water and had just finished when the rain started.
The heavy rain on Sunday morning kept many of our regulars off the streets and so the numbers for the weekly Litter Pick were down.
We had however, eight brave souls who ventured out for the hour. And as the rain eased during the day more Volunteers came out to do Litter Picks.
Several Volunteers carried out daily Litter Picks during the week.
The totals collected for the entire week (Sunday included) were –
Eleven bags of Litter.
One bag of Plastic.
One bag of Glass.
One bag of Cans.
One bag of Grass Cuttings was collected from Leo Murphy Terrace.