Last Sunday, the 21st July, we had twenty seven Volunteers out for the weekly Litter Pick.  Litter was light and in the hour we collected seven bags of waste and two bags of recycling. During the previous week Volunteers were active litter picking each day collecting in total three bags of waste and two of recyclable materials.
The fine weather allowed for more grass cutting and strimming of edges in several areas around Ballincollig. The overhaul of the Allotment was nearing completion after the group spent many hours working on the site. Levelling of the earth around the poly tunnel was just one of the many jobs that was completed. Meanwhile, Finbarr O’Neill Sand and Gravel once again came to our assistance and kindly gave us stone for us to spread throughout the entire Allotment to finish it off to a high standard. We are so grateful for their continued kindness. The group spent many hours spreading this stone and the end result was excellent. Check out the article and pictures on the Allotment on our website  http://www,
For the Tuesday and Thursday Work Nights almost forty Volunteers turned out to work on the various projects. This number was boosted on the Tuesday Night with a group from Ballinora Tidy Towns joining us. We worked on Maglin Bridge (see post and pictures on our website  The work done together clearing at Maglin Bridge made a big difference. It was good to work with others as we all have one common goal. Our intention is to return there again in October to cut back more and keep the place looking its best. .
Thursday Night  saw work being done on the Traffic Islands near Poulavone Roundabout. Ballincollig Tidy Towns has committed to not spray weedkiller and so several Volunteers worked on removing any dead grass that may have been sprayed.  This made a huge difference . Lovely clean cut edges without being sprayed making it so much better for our environment. Committing to small changes can make for a better future.
Other jobs done on the Work Nights  included kerb cleaning, grass edging and painting as well as litter picks.
Dead heading of flower baskets continued with a number of Volunteers involved over a few days. Watering took some time with Volunteers out each day to ensure the containers did not dry out in the heat. Other Volunteers continued the First Round Judging in the local Ballincollig Tidy Towns ‘Tidy Estates Competition’ for 2019. 
The Estates are looking well overall and collections of green waste for the week amounted to twenty bags.
If you are interested in joining us any Sunday come along to Quish’s SuperValu West End where we meet up at 11.00 am for our weekly Litter Pick. Alternatively, if you have some free time Tuesday and/or Thursday nights, join us we gather outside AIB on Main Street at 7 pm.