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.
Calling all of you wonderful volunteers. The Millstreet Tidy Town Association are planning a clean up in St. Mary’s Cemetery on Thursday evening at 7pm. The pathways are in particular need a good clean up. Please bring along a hoe or a small shovel, we have plenty of weeding to do. Looking forward to seeing as many people as possible.
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 delighted to announce that once again this year there will be an award for Best Frontage Competition 2015. There will be two categories this year. Best Commercial Premises and Best Residential Area. The Best Residential Area, can be an estate, a street or a road. Adjudication will commence in June and run through to the end of August. So why not get together with your neighbours and win it for your residential area. Everybody can do a small part and make a big impact.
Mr Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist, this morning visited the Boys National School in Millstreet. Tony gave talks to all classes in the school today about Millstreet and Ireland and the surrounding wildlife. He even brought some visual aids, as seen in the photograph on the right. I was informed that there were also tadpoles and newts which I am sure the boys enjoyed seeing up close. There are many habitats in our area. The River, Clara Mountain, there are also ponds up at Alps. We would sincerely like to thank Tony Keneally for taking the time to visit the Boys School today.
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
Thursday Night is upon us again. Litter Pick Up @ 7pm. Meeting in The Square. Bags, Pickers and Gloves are all provided. Adjudication for Second round has begun since 11th May. We are currently placed 4th. We have a bit of work to do, but is very achievable that Millstreet could win this competition again this year as we have done in the past. We hope to see as many people as possible out this evening. Again the entire town is being judged with particular focus on Tanyard Wood on this occasion. See you Thursday.