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.
It’s a beautiful Sunday sunny morning and looking at tomorrow’s weather the forecast is jus as nice. So bearing this in mind some of our volunteers are going to give the picnic area on Drishane Road a little spruce up. So I am hoping that we can get some of the lovely people of Millstreet Town to come and help also. It will take half the time to do if we have plenty of bodies. All you need to bring is a paintbrush and your best Picasso impression. Young and not so young are all invited. So tomorrow evening from 6.30pm meeting @ the picnic area on Drishane Road. See you there.
After many long evenings, drafts and redrafts the final application form for Supervalu National Tidy Town competition is ready for submission. A huge thanks to all involved in getting this application ready for the judges. It definitely is a group effort. Lets hope we can better the results from last year.
Every year the Millstreet Tidy Town Association plant all the beautiful flowers that you see around our picturesque town. For example, in The Square, outside the Credit Union and down Main Street. As you can appreciate it is a mammoth task to get all these flowers watered. So we are looking for a little bit of help from all you lovely people. If there is a planter or flower box outside your home or business premises, please, please can the poor wee flowers a drop of water. They are beginning to show signs of wilting already due to the fact that we have fab weather over the last week or so. There are water butts in various locations in town from which water can be accessed. Anybody who wants to get in contact please us here on the page.
This is a massive achievement, if this momentum can be kept going there is no reason why Millstreet should not place first place for the entire Litter Challenge.
So keep up the good work everybody, the next judging period began Monday 23rd May to Wednesday 1st June with particular focus on Murphy’s Terrace. Remember just a little makes a huge difference, even something as little as tidying up outside your front garden makes a huge difference.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce, in conjunction with Cork County Council that the Dog Fouling bins have now been installed in 2 locations in our fair town. They are located in the Town Park and also adjacent to the picnic area at the top of Drishane Road. Both of these areas would have high volumes of dog walking traffic and will be put to great use. This endeavour goes along side our Green Dog Walkers Campaign that was started earlier in the year. Just another step Millstreet Tidy Town Association has taken to ensure that our town is kept clean and safe for all. Thanks to Dennis for providing photos.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to compliment the Millstreet Town Park Committee in conjunction with Cork County Council, on the installation of the new safety bollards in the Town Park. They are a welcome addition and replace the old concrete bollards which had become very dilapidated looking. Thanks Dennis for the photos provided.
2016 Walking Festival was again a huge success this year with over 150 people attending walks over 2 days. All participants had a very enjoyable and safe time, with walks covering Clara Loop, Mushera and Millstreet Country Park. On a side note, there was one particular gentleman from Galway and his aim is to climb all 287 mountains in Ireland. He came all the way from Galway to climb Mushera making it 207 for him. Huge congratulations to great a organisation tea and we hope next year will be just as much of a success.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to update you on the beautiful Wildflower Area in the Town Park. Planting is complete is these areas and hopefully soon they will bursting with amazing wildflowers over the coming weeks. Thank you very much to Denis for the picture’s and to his team for all their hard work to make these bio diversity areas possible.
Once again the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community Scholl have been out and about giving back to their community. Tuesday 3rd of May the TY Students under to supervision of Millstreet Tidy Town Volunteers partial in a Litter Pick. The 24 students picked up a significant amount of litter covering the approach roads into town on this occasion. As ever Millstreet Tidy Town Association are ever grateful for the support that the Millstreet Community School show every year in all projects that we approach them with especially to Mr Derry Morley for his continued support.