Great news for Millstreet, we were just tagged in a post on Councillor John Paul O’Shea to inform us that Millstreet will receive a new street light outside the church. This is great news for the town. This is a part of a public lighting project. Great news for the town. http://johnpauloshea.ie/nine-towns-villages-to-benefit-from-2018-kanturkmallow-public-lighting-programme/
We had a wonderful night at the Awards Ceremony on the 1st of November. It was attended by a great group of volunteers and winners. It is a highly regarded night in our calendar as it gives us the opportunity to thank people and recognise them for their contribution to our town. So our illustrious winners were
Best Residential : Laurence O’Keeffe
Best Business: Noel C. Duggan.
Congratulations to all our finalists and especially this years winners. It is so important for all of us to do a little but it helps a lot.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to invite
one and all to the Annual Award Ceremony for 2017. There will be 3 categories:
Best Commercial Premises
The awards ceremony will be held in The Clara Inn, Wednesday 18th October @ 8pm. We would love to see as many as can make it for this wonderful night. It is a chance for us as a community to celebrate our Bronze Medal again for 2017 in Tidy Town competition as well as our own unsung heroes from home. See you all there.. Remember 8pm Wednesday 18th of October..
Millstreet Tidy Town Associtiaon are delighted to announce that this afternoon we received a Bronze Medal at the Tidy Towns Results Ceremony this afternoon. An amazing 314 points. This is a huge achievement and a testament to the commitment of the people of Millstreet and all the hard work that is put in year after year. It is lovely to see these efforts being recognised and we do appreciate all that everyone does. We would like to take this opportunity to thank every one for the continued help and effort and hope that we will get an even better result next year.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association is always looking for a helping hand. This year alone we will spend over €10000. There is a lot of work that goes on that people don’t realise that it done on a voluntary basis and with a very limited fund. Essentially we don’t have one and rely totally on Grants received and very kind donations. This year is a particularly tough as we need to replace some rather expensive pieces of equipment, such as the Lawnmower which can cost up to €2000. Strimmers also. There is also the cost of seed for Herlihy’s, which in fairness to our volunteers is looking superb and will look even more so when we plant the wildflower seed which will cost in excess of €100. In short we are looking for Sponsors. Whether it is an individual or a local company or business, please we are asking for your help. We are very lucky with our current sponsors and very appreciative of their support. The fact remains the entire town benefits from the work of Millstreet Tidy Town. Last year alone, Millstreet Town won 1st in the Anti Litter Competition, Bronze Medal in the Tidy Town Competition 2016, ran workshops with both of the Primary Schools and also the secondary school and Millstreet Tidy Town Association was the driving force behind all these. Any individual, Local Company or Local Business that would like to discuss some form of sponsorship please do not hesitate to contact here on the website. Via email firstname.lastname@example.org, Via Facebook and you can speak to myself and I can give you details. All donations are gratefully accepted. Here’s to an even more successful 2017.
Great news came from The Helix this afternoon. Not only did Millstreet earn an extra 6 points this year in the National Tidy Town Competition but we are to see the return of a Bronze Medal. This is an amazing result for the town. The report has been loaded up on the website and full comments and points can be seen from this page. http://millstreettidytown.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2016-County-Cork_North-Millstreet-480.pdf. Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved. Without a strong community spirit and a stalwart of volunteers this result would not be possible. Tidy Town is just one simple way that we can showcase how wonderful a place Millstreet is. We can hold our heads high safe in the knowledge that all the hard work that people are putting into to keeping this town a beautiful place to live is paying off. So hats off and big congratulations to all. Pat and Noreen were in attendance representing the Millstreet Tidy Town Association this afternoon and I will post pictures of this fantastic afternoons result when I receive them.
News just in, Millstreet have won 1st prize in Category A of the Anti Litter Challenge 2016. Woo Hoo. That is an amazing result. A massive thank and well done to all involved you should be very proud of yourselves. It is amazing what can be achieved with a little help for everybody in the community. Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to thank all the volunteers, FÁS workers, Cork County Council for its help in achieving this result. Last and by no means least everyone in Millstreet Town who did their bit not matter how big or small this has significantly impacted the result that was achieved tonight. Well done. Roll on National Tidy Town awards on the 26th of September. I will hopefully be able to post some pictures of tonights proceedings over the coming days, that’s if our representatives weren’t too busy celebrating to grab a few shots.
On the 30th May, some of the Millstreet Tidy Town volunteers ventured out in the glorious but very hot evening to give the Picnic Area on Drishane Road a very well deserved revamp. I must say (I will admit to being quiet biased), it looks amazing. A perfect spot for a picnic or a little stroll up the road. This space now has the feeling of a little oasis on a rather busy road. I hope the people of Millstreet will take advantage of this lovely little spot especially this weekend as I hear the fine weather is to return. A huge thanks to all involved. See 2016 gallery for more pictures. Thanks to Noreen for pictures.
As you may have noticed the Millstreet Tidy Town Association Volunteers have been quite busy over the last number of weeks. Almost all of the planters and tubs have been set with beautiful flowers over the last number of weeks. Please see pictures in the 2016 gallery for some pictures of the very hard work achieved. Just a reminder to everybody that is living/working near one of the tubs or planters, please, please can you water them. They will need to be watered 3 times a week even if it rains. The flowers for the poles will be out up very soon.