On the 1st of March, some of the committee members of Millstreet Tidy Town Association attended an evening organised by Cork County Council about the Tidy Town Competition. It was a very worthwhile excursion as at this talk were 3 former judges of the Tidy Town competition so we were able to ask some very poignant questions and hopefully this knowledge can be successfully applied to this years application and we can get the Gold for 2017. The talk was given by 3 tidy Towns judges – Billy Houlihan, Billy Flynn and Frank Hanley on built environment, biodiversity and advice on how to complete the application Thanks to those who attended the evening. Lets get started for 2017 now guys. Also a huge thanks to Cork County Council for organising this event in the Charleville Park Hotel.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce our very own Award Ceremony will be held in the Clara Inn, Millstreet, Co. Cork on Wednesday 5th October. It should be a fun filled evening with prize giving for Best Commercial Premises and also Best Garden and Best Household. All finalists have been informed and winners will be announced on the night. It is an especially proud night for all involve due to the return of our bronze medal this year from the National Tidy Town Competition of 2016. Please feel free to drop in and help us celebrate.
Kanturk Mallow Municipal District are running Town & Villages Garden and Floral Display Competition 2016 again this year. There are 3 categories for Millstreet with 2 sub categories in each. All competition has a prize fund of between €300 to €100. Nice prize for someone. So get you green fingers working their magic. Entries cost €5 and entry forms are available from the Carnegie Hall. Closing date is 1st July. For further details please contact 022 21123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy planting and preening people.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up. This will be held on Saturday 16th April, from 10am to 1pm. We can all meet in The Square, in Millstreet. We will be providing Pickers, Bags, Gloves. This is a great opportunity to give back to our beautiful town. Hope to see you all there. All welcome including kids. Refreshments to be held afterwards in the GAA Hall.
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”
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.
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 having an Awards Ceremony Evening, on the Wednesday, 7th of October @ 8.30pm, in The Clara Inn. We would love to see as many people as possible attend. Announced on the evening will The Best Residential Area and The Best Commercial Premises for 2015. Hope to see you there.
Don’t forget guys the Best Frontage Competition for 2015, held by Millstreet Tidy Town Association. There are two categories this year, Best Commericial Frontage and Best Resendential Area, it could be your road, estate or street. Beady eyed folks are keeping an eye out for somewhere really special and competition is big this year, it will a hard decision this year. We will be watching!!
Cork County Council have announced Garden and Floral Display Competition for 2015. The towns included are Millstreet, Mallow, Kanturk, Buttevant and Newmarket. There is a Prize fund for each town in each category. The categories are Best Overall Display – Housing Estate, Best Front Garden Display, Commercial Floral Display and between the 5 towns Best Overall Prizes. The entry fee is 5 euro and entry forms can be gotten from Carnegie Hall, here in Millstreet. So lets get planting people. We can totally win top prize in the overall categories. See Cork County Council website for full details. http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/web/Cork%20County%20Council/Departments/Environment%20%26%20Waste/News%20%26%20Events?did=302116191. Have fun planting and don’t forget that Millstreet Tidy Town are running Best Frontage and Best Commercial, judging throughout the summer months.