It’s all go at the moment as we try to take on and complete the various projects we have set ourselves to have Ballincollig look the best it can in the coming weeks. There is a continuous cleaning of bins, benches, traffic islands etc. together with weeding, clearing, and other projects. We are getting through as much as we can with the number of Volunteers we have. However, we cannot get to everything so we are appealing to anyone who has a few hours to spare to come out and lend a hand. Also we are appealing to all residents and businesses to help us where possible. Keeping the front of properties and premises clean and tidy will help us out.
ALL RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS
BALLINCOLLIG TIDY TOWNS
NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
PLEASE CLEAN THE FRONT OF YOUR PREMISES
NATIONAL TIDY TOWNS 2019 ADJUDICATION HAS COMMENCED
NOBODY CAN DO EVERYTHING
BUT EVERYBODY CAN DO SOMETHING
IMPROVEMENT IN ANTI LITTER COMPETITION
Ballincollig has improved its position on last year in the 2nd round of judging in the Anti Litter Competition. The score of 992.9 from a possible 1000 with 3 areas scoring perfect has seen us move from 6th to 4th in our category. It goes to show making an effort and working together as a community can prove positive.
The 3rd and final round in this competition is already underway. The results will be available in the coming months.
SUNDAY LITTER PICK
Last Sunday, the 9th June, we had twenty three Volunteers for the weekly litter pick. It was a fine morning and we covered most of our usual areas, resulting in twelve bags of litter and three bags of recyclables.
During the previous week Volunteers were active litter picking each day collecting two bags of waste and two of recyclable materials.
CE/TÚS WORK GROUP
The members of this group never fail to give their all. Grass cutting, work at the allotment and weeding in the Poulavone area are just a few of the of the jobs they tackled. They also assisted a ten strong group from VMWare with weeding at both Poulavone roundabout and on towards Carrigrohane.
WORK NIGHTS AND MORE
On Tuesday and Thursday the work nights numbers were up with thirty Volunteers taking on tasks in the Town Centre area. Weeding, kerb cleaning, litter picking and washing street furniture were among the jobs done. Neil, a new Volunteer, joined us and it is so good to have an extra pair of willing hands. Perhaps the biggest job completed last week was putting up the planters at Eastgate Wall and hanging baskets on the pole.
We tackled the Regional Park where signs, bins and seats were washed and cleaned and the results were wonderful.
Then last Sunday another big project was tackled by a dozen committed Volunteers. Kerbs and traffic island cleaning from Poulavone to the old Post Office at Carrigrohane was carried out.
A Volunteer carried out work on the Inniscarra Road.