Evening All, I am back from the land of holidays. I hope everybody is having a good Summer despite all the unseasonable downpours. Here’s to August be the driest of months. Anyway, Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to sincerely like to thank all whom donated @ the church gate collection last weekend. It is much appreciated and will go a long way in aiding our endeavours to making Millstreet a even more beautiful and fabulous place to live than it already is.
A huge big thank you to John Tarrant for the fabulous write up that Millstreet Tidy Town Association received in this weeks Corkman. It is a great salute to all the hard work that all the volunteers put into our town keeping it both clean and beautiful. Anyone who would like to help, please do not hesitate in contacting us here on the website http://millstreettidytown.ie/contact/ Facebook and Twitter. All help is gratefully accepted. Remember Tidy Town Judging has begun and will not finish until end of August. Also don’t forget our own local award running this year. http://millstreettidytown.ie/best-frontage-competition-2015/.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to report that with the help of Millstreet Macra, and under the watchful eye of Gordon, the clean up at St Mary’s Cemetery was a huge success. There were lots of hard workers pulling weeds in the pathways, raking and edging as well. Colman was able to spray the paths this evening I left. It just goes to show with a little help we can achieve massive things. We hope to continue with these projects in the future and really hope that more people will come and volunteer. A massive thank you to Millstreet Macra and especially Lil Millstreet Macra, loads of work done this evening. A massive thank you to all involved.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to announce that a 4000 litre Water Butt has been installed in the Town Park. This Water Butt will be used for the up keep of the many flowers that have been recently planted throughout the town with still more to come. This has been funded under the Cork County Council’s “Local Agenda 21” Scheme and of course installed with the assistance of our local FÁS CE Scheme. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved who helped to get the Water Butt installed. This really aids our efforts in water sustainability.
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.