Two of our Volunteers, Jack and Shane turn up every week and work on their “patch” the Inniscarra Road. They had previously volunteered as TY students while doing work for the Gaisce Award and had spent many Sundays litter picking.
Twenty-one Volunteers turned out with twenty Transition Year students last Sunday for the weekly Litter Pick. All the Volunteers and five of the TY students picked litter and they covered a very large area of Ballincollig.
One of these areas was from the West Village to the Town Centre which four TY Students worked on.
A total of twelve bags of Litter were collected.
Some Volunteers were out during the week and collected two bags of Litter, one bag of Cans and two bags of Glass.
Five further bags of Litter were collected, this time from around the Maglin Flyover, by Gretta Deasy, a member of Ballinora Tidy Towns.
The remainder of the Transition Year students were busy gathering leaves and cleaning kerbs in the West Village area. Eleven one-ton bags of leaves were collected from the grass at the boundary of the Maxol Service Station.
Fourteen bags of leaves gathered by the Residents of Carrigdene were collected on Monday.
Also, on Monday, two black bags and five one-ton bags of leaves were collected from Classes Lake.
Our final official Litter Pick of 2020 will be held next Sunday.
SOME FESTIVE CHEER
Following the Litter Pick on Sunday the Volunteers gathered on the Plaza to enjoy Mulled Wine, Tea/Coffee and Mince Pies. The Transition Year students enjoyed Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Cake.