We carried out our last “official” litter pick for 2022 and there were 22 volunteers plus 3 Transition Year students out covering a wide area.
As is usual, several Volunteers carried out various litter picks during the week. When all the litter collected from them were put with Sunday’s amount it yielded 1 bag of cans 1 bag of Glass, 1 bag of Plastic and 5 bags of Green Recycling.
Our TY students and 2 of our Volunteers did a fantastic job clearing footpaths of pebbles from the graveled area at Eastgate and also weeding around the area.



Following Sunday morning’s litter pick our Volunteers and Transition Year students gathered at The Plaza. Our Volunteers enjoyed beautiful Mulled Wine and Mince Pies while our TY students enjoyed Hot Chocolate and Chocolate Cake.
We would like to thank the staff at The Plaza for the wonderful spread they prepared for us.



Sunday last Ballincollig Tidy Towns Volunteers had a very special guest gatecrash their get together after their final litter pick for 2022. Santa Clause lifted the groups mood and was made an honorary Volunteer. He was presented with a high visibility jacket to be able to do his own litter picking safely in the North Pole.



Adrian, John and Ger did a fantastic job cleaning the footpaths in Coolroe Meadows on Wednesday.

Before & after photos below show the difference their work made.

20 bags of leaves were removed for composting.

We in Ballincollig Tidy Towns appreciate all the dedicated work these men do each week.



This is the perfect time to start thinking about participating in the
2023 Cork Lifelong Learning Festival  It runs from Monday 27th March to Sunday 2nd April 2023 inclusive.
The Festival is open to individuals, organisations and groups all over Cork City
who want to engage with Lifelong Learners of all levels, interests and abilities.
It is a great opportunity for engagement so if you have a passion for Learning of any kind, we want to help you spread the word, engage, and inspire new lifelong learners across Cork.
 Applications are accepted online, please follow this link to access the form
 Or visit the website or social media for news & links Instagram – Facebook & Twitter
The deadline for submission of events is 5pm on Tuesday 24th January.



As 2022 draws to a close Ballincollig Tidy Towns is so proud of the community’s achievement of a 10th gold medal at the SuperValu National Tidy Towns Competition with an increase in our overall points as well.
There are so many people and groups to thank. As a community we can be very proud of this achievement made possible by our Volunteers and the City Council staff both in the Local Office and in the Regional Park. 
We thank the various Residents Associations who continually carry out work in their areas. This has made such a difference.
Our Sponsors make it possible for BTT to carry out various projects throughout the year and their support is so important to us.
On a sad note, we lost our dear friend and Volunteer Tony. His passing has left a huge void in Ballincollig Tidy Towns and he is missed every day.  
2023 will be an important year for us. We need to get as many people as possible on board as Volunteers and also have more people join the committee to assist us.
For now, everyone in Ballincollig Tidy Towns wishes the Ballincollig community a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.


pics from the week: