Despite the rain, thirty three Volunteers including six Transition Year students took to the streets last Sunday for the weekly litter pick. Most of the usual areas were covered and twelve bags in total were collected. When segregated there were four bags for recycling. A further two bags of waste were collected from outside our boundary and this certainly made a difference to the approach road. During the week daily litter picks were done on the Main Street. Three bags of waste and two of recycling were collected.


Another great week’s work was done by the CE/TUS Work Group. Clearing the fallen branches opposite Maxol Petrol Station, clearing kerbs on Greenhills Road from An Caislean to Tuairin Glas and on to the Greenhills Roundabout were some of the projects tackled during the week to Sunday 10th February. Waste was sorted at the Allotment and shrub maintenance on the long bedding area from Westgate to Innishmore Junction was started..


You may have seen people busy working on the verge from the Poulavone Roundabout to the R618 cross at Carrigrohane last week. These were some of the staff of  VMWare. Thirty of them worked really hard for a number of hours. This has given the area an early boost. Thank you all so very much for doing such an amazing job. Maybe some might rethink careers and join us full time.


Showers didn’t deter a number of. residents from clearing kerbs and the base of boundary walls at their own and neighbouring properties. This is exactly what we are trying to encourage as it will reduce weed growth during the coming months.


Although we have a number of Volunteers working throughout the year on our various projects and of course with the weekly litter pick, we are always looking for more people to come out and get involved. It is a great way to show pride in your community and make the town more attractive. Every Sunday morning at 11.00am we meet at Quish’s SuperValu West End for the weekly litter pick. Hope to see more of you there in the coming weeks.