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Smart Store Cooking

Plan Wisely, Waste Less, Eat Well,

An exciting new initiative tackling food waste will be launched in O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet Thursday 21st June, kicking off at 3pm. 

Come along and join in the fun… Sample some freshly blended smoothies, demonstrating a clever way to use up fruit that might otherwise go to waste. Taste something delicious cooked in-store by Mary-Louise Ward, author of Smart Store Cooking and chat with herself and her tea about improving planning, shopping and cooking habits. Discover how store cupboard favourites can help reduce and pick up some FREE recipes. 

There will be music and lots of fun for the kids, with face painting and a visit from The Animal Roadshow. Learn about utilising your brown bin and be in with a chance to win our grand prize, sponsored by Country Clean Recycling. They will also be judging the colouring competition so don’t forget to drop it in to O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. Lots of spot prizes on the day

This project is sponsored by Cork  County Council, Southern Regional Waste and is supported by Millstreet Tidy Town and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet and Smart Store Cooking. Over the next 3 months there will be lots of advice and tips available in-store at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet and on-line from Smart Store Cooking, who also plan to visit O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet. 

So save the date and come along to what promises to be a very enjoyable and informative event. 

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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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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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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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Tidy Town Application 2016

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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.

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Calling All Volunteers

1284869 (366 x 470)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.

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Weekly Litter Pick Up

Trash_Pick_Up_Logo (260 x 260)Hey there it’s that time of year again. Our weekly Litter Pick Up has commenced. Thank you very much to all whom showed up last week. We would hope to have an xtra few people this week. Meeting Point in The Square, Millstreet @ 7pm. Bags, Gloves and Pickers provided. Hope to see you there.

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