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.
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.
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.
The Results are in. Ladies and Gentleman, Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that the winners for Best Residential Area for 2015 is Murphy’s Terrace. Massive congratulations to all involved. A wall plaque was presented to representatives of Murphy’s Terrace this evening by Derry Sheehan, Chairperson of Millstreet Tidy Town Association. Highly commended for this year also are Clara Road and The Tanyard, Drishane Road. A sincere congratulations to all involved and a massive thanks to the great effort made by all these people in their efforts to make our town a more beautiful place.
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, Kanturk Mallow Municipal District have announced a Town painting scheme for 2015. The purpose of the scheme is to enhance the Town Centre Hertitage and Streetscape of the 5 towns in the district, Millstreet, Mallow, Buttevant, Kanturk and Newmarket. Full details see website. http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/web/Cork%20County%20Council/Departments/Environment%20%26%20Waste/News%20%26%20Events?did=578460191. If people would like to submit applications to the Millstreet Tidy Town for area’s that they would like most like to see painted we would be delighted to help. This is a great scheme and as a town we should definitely try to make the most of this scheme. Looking forward to hear from you. Contact us on here on the page, Facebook, Twitter and Gmail. All details on contact us page.
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 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.