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Smart Store Cooking

Millstreet Tidy  Town Association would like to invite you to the launch of Smart Store Cooking on Thursday 21st of June  from 3 to 5pm @ O’Keeffe Supervalu Millstreet.

This project is in co-operation with Cork County Council and the Southern Regional Waste Office. Smart Store Cooking is an economic and time efficient plan for simple preparation of weekly meals. Easy recipes with interchangeable core ingredients, which helps reduce food waste. Simple but effective, saves you money at the shop, which leads to less waste, this lowers your bin charges and also combats illegal dumping. http://www.smartstorecooking.com/

On Thursday we would love if you could come join us. We have an educational fun filled afternoon planned. Joining us will be our friends from The Animal Roadshow to keep the smallies entertained, Dj to keep the rest of us entertained. Also there will be a sample of some of the recipes from Smart Store Cooking. Country Clean are going to come along and educate us on how to recycle correctly and show us the do’s and dont’s of the new compost bins. They are also sponsoring the prize for the raffle. The colouring competition winners will be announced on the afternoon also. And I have it on good authority the weather will be fab. So come along and join us for a fun filled afternoon. See you then. 

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Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

 

Millstreet Tidy Town Association is always looking for a helping hand. This year alone we will spend over €10000. There is a lot of work that goes on that people don’t realise that it done on a voluntary basis and with a very limited fund. Essentially we don’t have one and rely totally on Grants received and very kind donations. This year is a particularly tough as we need to replace some rather expensive pieces of equipment, such as the Lawnmower which can cost up to €2000. Strimmers also. There is also the cost of seed for Herlihy’s, which in fairness to our volunteers is looking superb and will look even more so when we plant the wildflower seed which will cost in excess of €100. In short we are looking for Sponsors. Whether it is an individual or a local company or business, please we are asking for your help. We are very lucky with our current sponsors  and very appreciative of their support. The fact remains the entire town benefits from the work of Millstreet Tidy Town. Last year alone, Millstreet Town won 1st in the Anti Litter Competition, Bronze Medal in the Tidy Town Competition 2016, ran workshops with both of the Primary Schools and also the secondary school and Millstreet Tidy Town Association was the driving force behind all these.  Any individual, Local Company or Local Business that would like to discuss some form of sponsorship please do not hesitate to contact here on the website. Via email millstreettidytown@gmail.com, Via Facebook and you can speak to myself and I can give you details. All donations are gratefully accepted. Here’s to an even more successful 2017.

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Team Millstreet Clean Up

 

Well the time is nearly here. Cannot wait until Saturday morning. Great news coming in the form of volunteers looking forward to helping out. Young and old all welcome. We will provide bags, pickers and gloves. Bring a Hi Vis vest if you have one please, wee bit short on these. Also Accu weather has promised me no rain. Fingers crossed, also those of you who do so feel inclined, putting the Child of Prague out cannot do any harm. So don’t forget, contact us here for further details, on Facebook, Email and Twitter.

Meeting @ 9.45am, Saturday 22nd April in The Square, Millstreet. See you all there.

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Team Millstreet Clean Up

 Calling all clubs, shops, businesses, neighbours, cousins, aunties, uncles, grannies, granddads, mammy’s and daddy’s,  come one, come all. Spring has sprung and it’s that time of year again folks. Based on the hugely successful campaign that we ran last year, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in association with Cork County Council are having a Team Millstreet Clean Up day again this year. Saturday, 22nd of April. Grab your brooms, bags, gloves, coats, hats, sunglasses (it was fab last year) and we will give our lovely town a well deserved spring clean. The more the merrier. We will even provide you with a marvellous cup of tea and an even fancier biscuit for your hard work. Meeting point and times to follow during the week. Anyone interested please send us an email @ millstreettidytown@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/Millstreet-Tidy-Town-821640024577249/

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Cork County Council Tidy Town Evening

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.

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Bronze Medal Returns

Great news came from The Helix this afternoon. Not only did Millstreet earn an extra 6 points this year in the National Tidy Town Competition but we are to see the return of a Bronze Medal. This is an amazing result for the town. The report has been loaded up on the website and full comments and pand-the-winner-is-1-600-x-600oints can be seen from this page. http://millstreettidytown.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2016-County-Cork_North-Millstreet-480.pdf.  Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved. Without a strong community spirit and a stalwart of volunteers this result would not be possible. Tidy Town is just one simple way that we can showcase how wonderful a place Millstreet is. We can hold our heads high safe in the knowledge that all the hard work that people are putting into to keeping this town a beautiful place to live is paying off. So hats off and big congratulations to all. Pat and Noreen were in attendance representing the Millstreet Tidy Town Association this afternoon and I will post pictures of this fantastic afternoons result when I receive them.

 

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We Did It

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News just in, Millstreet have won 1st prize in Category A of the Anti Litter Challenge 2016. Woo Hoo. That is an amazing result. A massive thank and well done to all involved you should be very proud of yourselves. It is amazing what can be achieved with a little help for everybody in the community. Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to thank all the volunteers, FÁS workers, Cork County Council for its help in achieving this result. Last and by no means least everyone in Millstreet Town who did their bit not matter how big or small this has significantly impacted the result that was achieved tonight. Well done. Roll on National Tidy Town awards on the 26th of September. I will hopefully be able to post some pictures of tonights proceedings over the coming days, that’s if our representatives weren’t too busy celebrating to grab a few shots.

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Good Luck

 

trophy-1332343082-938988 (490 x 550)So tonight is the night ladies and gents, The results of the Anti Litter Competition will be announced this evening in a ceremony being held @ Cork City Hall. We did fantastically well in out first 2 rounds so we would hope that this would have continued for the 3rd and final round. Only time will tell. So we send off our lovely volunteers and hopefully they will return home triumphant with a lovely trophy, a bit of cash and full bellies. Fingers crossed.

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Up Cycle Challenge 2016

 

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Calling all budding Up cyclers. There is a competition running in association with Cork County Council and Free Trade Ireland. Very easy to enter. Pick a project. Take a before pic. Upcycle to your items new or former glory. Submit your entry.  You could be in with a chance of winning €1000. Not bad. Closting date is 30th September so still plenty of time to enter. For full details please contact  info@freetradeireland.ie. Happy Upcycling.

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Knotweed are you ready ?

 

LiamFlynnKnotweed_large (600 x 325)Featured in Monday’ s Irish Examiner was a very interesting article regarding Knotweed and its affect on the Irish Countryside and how it has infested some areas. Our very  own Liam Flynn of Drishane Road was a contributor for this article. Well done Liam. Please click on the following link for the full article. http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/knotweed-authorities-decided-to-ignore-this-issue-for-years-because-of-the-costs-in-dealing-with-it-415824.html

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