There was a flurry of activity in The Square this evening. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it was Patrick Hickey and his merry band of men (all whom declined to be pictured). These men were out in a most beautiful May evening putting up the new Flower Baskets for the main street. They look wonderful. The flower baskets stretch from The Church right up the very top of The Square. They are a welcome addition to this years crop of flowers that are springing up everywhere in the last two weeks or so. Everyone is getting fairly busy now. More photographs can be seen in 2015 Gallery. Please do send on any photographs that you may have. Well done lads.
Pat and Noreen and their wonderful team of volunteers have been planting beds all over Millstreet in the last couple of weeks. Pictured are the flower beds at Drishane Castle and they look beautiful. It is a magnificent sight to see entering and leaving the town. The beds have also been done on Macroom Road, Killarney Road, various pots in town as well as The Square. More pictures can be seen in 2015 gallery. Well done to all involved. Help is always needed, so please feel free to contact us here if you would like to help.
Tonight on Facebook a debate has begun about the roads leading into Millstreet. This morning this bag and a half of rubbish was picked up between Killarney Road and Tubrid Well, a stretch of road of about 1/2 of kilometre. It is sad to think that in this day and age when litter awareness is almost everywhere that this still goes on. But this act does show that even the smallest of effort can make a massive difference to our town. A massive thanks to this individual, it is people like you that embody the Tidy Town Spirit and Community Spirit that is valued in Millstreet. We are aware that there are many unsung heroes in our town that all play a massive part in keeping our town beautiful and to all of you we say thank you.
The Anti Litter Competition Period Results are in. We are in 4th position again. Not bad but we are definitely in with a chance of winning. The next judging period is start Monday again. 25th May to 3rd June. The entire town will be judged with particular focus on Clara Road for this judging period. With a massive last surge we can most definitely aim to win this competition, if everybody could do their a small part. Even something as little as keeping the area outside your own house or business premises and just give a quick look and a small tidy up every morning would go a long way in improving our chances. As you can see any points that are gained now are of huge importance. Great result again for this period. Keep up the good work everybody.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to announce that tonight we were presented with the winning Bio Diversity Project from the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School. It was a very hard decision to come to as all six projects presented to Tony Keneally were of the highest standard and we would like to thank all the students that took part in this project. This Bio Diversity study was undertaken by Aisling Dennehy, Ava Barry, Áine McAuliffe, Jennifer Corcoran, Chloé Collins & Megan Ring. The Bio Diversity Project is of the Woodland area next to the Millstreet Community School. They were mentored by Wildlife Biologist, Tony Keneally and supported by Mr Derry Morley and teachers Ms Fitzgerald and Ms McAuliffe of the Millstreet Community School. This will be a fantastic addition to this years submission to the Tidy Town application, every point that we can gain is an achievement. We hope that with the continued support of the Millstreet Community School and the wider community as a whole that this project will continue in the future. Well done girls
On Tuesday, 12th May, the planting started, in the Millstreet Recycling Centre, with the flowers sponsored by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. The planters that will be placed in various locations throughout the town have been set, thanks to the ladies and their little helper Seán. There is still plenty more flowers and planting to be done. If anyone would like to volunteer and help with the planting of flowers please contact us on this page, Facebook or Twitter. All volunteers are most welcome. Well done ladies the planters are looking beautiful. We look forward to see in which locations they will be placed. Further images can be seen under 2015 Gallery.
The First Adjudication has taken place for the Anti Litter Competition of 2015. As you can see from the results, Millstreet Town is 4th. Not bad at all, a huge improvement on last years results, but we still do have a lot of ground to make up to get that top slot. The next judging period begins today 11th May and Tanyard Wood is in particular focus for this judging period. All help and volunteers are more than welcome. Litter pick up scheduled as always on Thursday evening @ 7pm in The Square. Hope to see you all there.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to announce that all 12 nest boxes have been erected. These nest boxes were hand crafted by Millstreet Mens Shed. There are 12 in total. 1 – behind mens shed, 5 in the Town park, 4 in community school woodland area and 2 in Clara Road Park, also in Clara Road Park is dipper box.
Millstreet Mens Shed presented the Millstreet Tidy Town Association with 12 beautifully made nest boxes. These nest boxes will be erected in various locations throughout the greener parts of the town. The loactions and pictures will follow in a later post. A huge thank you to Bertie Buckley and the members of Millstreet Mens Shed. Also pictured is Kieran Murphy and Derry Sheehan of Millstreet Tidy Town Association.