Evening All, it’s that time of year again. Anti Litter Competition is starting again and we aim to maximize on last years success and get first place this year. Millstreet did wonderful last year coming in second in our category. So as a result Pat and Patsy are starting the weekly Clean-Up again this year. All volunteers are welcome. Meeting point is The Square in Millstreet @ 7 pm on Thursday 5th May. As is the norm, bags, pickers and gloves will be provided. The first area to be judged alongside the entire town, will be Tanyard Wood from the 9th to 18th May. Hoping to see old and new faces.
Team Millstreet Clean-Up was a massive success this morning. This is all down to the many volunteers that started yesterday evening and were still going @ 4pm this afternoon. All approach roads into Millstreet have been cleaned. Some of the back roads have also been done. Tullig to Aubane was cleaned last week. Tanyard Wood residents were also out in force this morning also. It warms the heart to see such a fantastic community spirit alive and well in Millstreet. We were also joined today by Cllr. Mellissa Mullane and her daughter, whom were out picking litter with the rest of the crew from 10am this morning. Fair Play. Also Mayor of Cork County, John Paul O’Shea joined us and did his bit and then Derry Sheehan, our fearless leader gave him a tour of our fair town and all it has to offer. There was a massive amount of work done this morning, everybody should be very proud of themselves young and old that turned up to give a helping hand this morning. This is a great start to the year. This also places us in a good position heading into the Anti Litter Competition which will be starting soon. Also when all the morning crew were gone home and feet up, I caught a glimpse of the town footpaths being swept this evening by some of the local business’. Really proud of Millstreet Community Spirit that was shown today. Lets keep it going.
On your marks, Get ready, Set….. TEAM MILLSTREET CLEAN-UP is all geared up and ready to go for the morning, many thanks to Cork County Council for giving us equipment. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of a winning team. Please come and join us in The Square, Millstreet from 9.45am. If you can’t make it that early, no worries. Give me shout on Millstreet Tidy Town Facebook Millstreet Tidy Town Gmail and we can direct you to where we need your assistance. A member of Millstreet Tidy Town will be up around The Square for most of the morning anyway. Mayor of Cork County, Mr John Paul O’Shea will be joining us also, as will Cllr Bernard Moynihan & Cllr. Mellissa Mullane. Hope to see you all there young, old and everyone in between. Remember refreshments afterwards in the GAA Hall Kitchen for all the hard workers.
Millstreet Tidy Town are delighted to announce that Denis and all his hard workers at FÁS have completed all the Wild Flower Areas in the Town Park. All 3 beds have been sprayed in preparation for planting in April/May. This is an ongoing project as part of our work with Wildlife Biologist, Tony Keneally. The Wild Flower Areas will be a beautiful addition to the Town Park. Our greatest thanks to Denis and the lads and all their tireless work.
Millstreet Tidy Town are delighted to share the news that the Millstreet – Pommerit-Le-Vicomte Twinning signs have been replaced with new signs, with a grant received for Cork County Council. Millstreet Tidy Town attempted to have these unsuccessfully cleaned up over the last number of years and discovered that it really was time for these to be replaced. The new signs are a welcome sight to the lead roads into town. Big thanks to the FÁS workers for installing the new sign. Well done to all involved.
“Hi millstreet town, How’r you all doing back there i passed though on valentines day and must tell you your town is a credit to ye so clean such a pleasure to drive through, well done to all off you involved”
Well done everyone, really nice to get a compliment. Thank you so much to this gentleman for such a lovely compliment.
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that this evening, Millstreet won Pride of Place award @ the Cork County Federation Muintir Na Tire awards ceremony held @ the Oriel Hotel in Ballincollig. Muintir Na Tire are an organisation that aids community development County Cork. We are so proud of have received this award and accepted it behalf of Millstreet Town. It is a testament to all the hard work that has put in to making a town a beautiful place. A sincere thanks to Muintir Na Tire for this award and a massive congratulations to all involved. We will have to talk to Supervalu about building an extension to hold all these awards for all to see. LOL.
Millstreet Tidy Town are very proud to announce that this afternoon in The Helix in Dublin, it was announced that Millstreet received 302 points in the annual Tidy Town competition for 2015. This is an increase of 5 points on last years results. This is a huge achievement. So may thanks to all in all involved, big and small efforts made a lot of difference. Whilst we bask in the glow of this brilliant result, we must also bear in mind that we have plenty more work to do to prepare for next year. Only 20 points behind the overall winner Listowel, in our category. These points are precious and hard to achieve. Also we were only 1 point off receiving a bronze medal. So just think of what one small thing that you may have done that could have contributed to gaining that extra point. We are capable of most definitely achieving a Silver medal next year. So get the thinking caps on. New volunteers are always welcome, just send us an email, pm on Facebook or tweet if you like. Remember Tidy Town is all year, not just for the Summer. Congratulations to all involved. 2015 Adjudicator Results
Hot off the presses lads and lassies, Millstreet has just received 2nd place in our Category for Anti Litter Challenge 2015. Dunmanway placed 1st and Blarney placed 3rd, which is not bad company to be in at all. This is an amazing result. All the hard work and effort that the people of this town have put into this competition this year has really paid off. The place of 2nd place comes with a prize fund of €1200 which will go a long way to help Millstreet Tidy Town with their annual spend which can run up to €10000. So be very proud of yourselves people, even the smallest effort is so appreciated. Keep up the good work. We would also like to thank Cork County Council, sponsors of the annual competition. First place next year is on the horizon. The excitement is building, bring on the Tidy Town results and lest we forget the Best Commercial and Best Residential Competition the Millstreet Tidy Town are running this year.
On 3rd September, Thursday evening next, a representative group for Millstreet Tidy Town Association will be attending the results evening in Cork County Hall. We will find where we have placed in Anti Litter Challenge for 2015. Fingers crossed. If we win this the money which is in the prize fund will go along way to help Millstreet Tidy Town Association with the annual costs that are incurred each year. Here’s hoping for a good result.