Happy New Year to Everybody. Apologies for the lack of communication for last number of weeks. This is now to end. Back to regular updates and posts. I can here all the shouts of joy from here. So what better way to start a New Year than to reflect on the achievements of the previous year. There is so much to choose from. Well we had a very successful Anti Litter Challenge campaign this last year. We have an eye on first place for 2016. Then there is also the various projects that Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist has been heavily involved in with both the National and Secondary Schools. Also brilliant results in the National Tidy Town for this past year, only narrowly missing out on a Bronze Medal. Millstreet won a Pride of Place award in October. New Water Butts were placed throughout the Town, as were hanging baskets and Nest boxes. Let’s not forget about the new Footpaths. These are only a few of the amazing accomplishments achieved by volunteers, FÁS workers, Council Workers and many more. All kindly giving up their time and energy to make our town a wonderful place to live. So what are the hopes for 2016. Well aim high is what I think. Anyone fancy volunteering email, tweet, Facebook, there no shortage of ways to communicate your interest to us. There is always plenty of work to be done. So as we begin to see a stretch starting to creep back into the evening and the rain has finally stopped, I found a nice little New Year’s quote that kind of sums up the feeling really.
“Be More Awesome Than Last Year”
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that this evening, Millstreet won Pride of Place award @ the Cork County Federation Muintir Na Tire awards ceremony held @ the Oriel Hotel in Ballincollig. Muintir Na Tire are an organisation that aids community development County Cork. We are so proud of have received this award and accepted it behalf of Millstreet Town. It is a testament to all the hard work that has put in to making a town a beautiful place. A sincere thanks to Muintir Na Tire for this award and a massive congratulations to all involved. We will have to talk to Supervalu about building an extension to hold all these awards for all to see. LOL.
Drum Roll please…. Tough competition this year guys so many business to choose from. A huge effort and great to see. There can only be one winner though. Derry Sheehan, Millstreet Tidy Town Association Chairperson was delighted to announce that O’Flynn Medical have won Best Commercial Premises 2015. Tadhg and Ann O’Flynn were delighted to accept the award this evening on behalf of their company. Ann and Tadhg were presented with a wall plaque which will be placed outside their premises. Highly commended for 2015 are Tony O’Brien Butcher and Noel C. Duggan. Again tough decision this year as a massive effort put forward by the local business in Millstreet. A sincere congratulations to all involved.
The Results are in. Ladies and Gentleman, Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that the winners for Best Residential Area for 2015 is Murphy’s Terrace. Massive congratulations to all involved. A wall plaque was presented to representatives of Murphy’s Terrace this evening by Derry Sheehan, Chairperson of Millstreet Tidy Town Association. Highly commended for this year also are Clara Road and The Tanyard, Drishane Road. A sincere congratulations to all involved and a massive thanks to the great effort made by all these people in their efforts to make our town a more beautiful place.
Oh the excitement is at an all time high, the champagne glasses are all buffed and streak free, the suits are all pressed and ironed, the ball gowns have been flown in from Milan….. Only kidding, still looking forward to tomorrow evening. 8.30pm in the Clara Inn. The finalists for both the Best Residential Area and Best Commercial Premises for Millstreet Tidy Town Association 2015 Award will be announced tomorrow evening. It was an extremely difficult decision this year as the town was looking so well and so much effort put in by a lot of people. The finalist from each category have been informed. So looking forward to see you all there.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are pleased to announce that Cork County Council will be upgrading the footpath from Barrett’s Corner down to Noel C. Duggan’s. This is a great success for the Millstreet Tidy Town Association as we have been lobbying Cork County Council to under take this work for some years now. Work will commence before the end of 2015 we are assured. As always we will keep you up to date with any information we receive regarding this work and when it is due to commence.
Millstreet Tidy Town are very proud to announce that this afternoon in The Helix in Dublin, it was announced that Millstreet received 302 points in the annual Tidy Town competition for 2015. This is an increase of 5 points on last years results. This is a huge achievement. So may thanks to all in all involved, big and small efforts made a lot of difference. Whilst we bask in the glow of this brilliant result, we must also bear in mind that we have plenty more work to do to prepare for next year. Only 20 points behind the overall winner Listowel, in our category. These points are precious and hard to achieve. Also we were only 1 point off receiving a bronze medal. So just think of what one small thing that you may have done that could have contributed to gaining that extra point. We are capable of most definitely achieving a Silver medal next year. So get the thinking caps on. New volunteers are always welcome, just send us an email, pm on Facebook or tweet if you like. Remember Tidy Town is all year, not just for the Summer. Congratulations to all involved. 2015 Adjudicator Results
Howdy folks, as requested here are the full results of the Anti Litter Competition 2015. Not a bad result. As you can see from results our strongest week was our last week @ 996.60 points. The first rounds, there was a huge amount points lost and a big part of that was due to cigarette butts on the street. There are plenty of bins in town and also outside almost all of the pubs and fast food restaurants in town have outdoor ashtrays. So there really is no excuse for cigarette butts being thrown around the street. Please just take a minute when you put it out and then just bin it. Again congratulations to all involved, massive result.
Hot off the presses lads and lassies, Millstreet has just received 2nd place in our Category for Anti Litter Challenge 2015. Dunmanway placed 1st and Blarney placed 3rd, which is not bad company to be in at all. This is an amazing result. All the hard work and effort that the people of this town have put into this competition this year has really paid off. The place of 2nd place comes with a prize fund of €1200 which will go a long way to help Millstreet Tidy Town with their annual spend which can run up to €10000. So be very proud of yourselves people, even the smallest effort is so appreciated. Keep up the good work. We would also like to thank Cork County Council, sponsors of the annual competition. First place next year is on the horizon. The excitement is building, bring on the Tidy Town results and lest we forget the Best Commercial and Best Residential Competition the Millstreet Tidy Town are running this year.
On 3rd September, Thursday evening next, a representative group for Millstreet Tidy Town Association will be attending the results evening in Cork County Hall. We will find where we have placed in Anti Litter Challenge for 2015. Fingers crossed. If we win this the money which is in the prize fund will go along way to help Millstreet Tidy Town Association with the annual costs that are incurred each year. Here’s hoping for a good result.