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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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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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Thank You & Well Done

Tmc1 (600 x 337)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.

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2016 Garden Bird Study

600708_1004121086329141_3664718775892619938_nMillstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that the Nest Boxes are ready  to be picked up for the Garden Bird Study. We have 20 free Nest Boxes to be given to residents around the town to aid us in a Garden Bird Study and all you have to do is open the box once a year after the birds have nested and take a few notes on the nesting habits of these birds and that’s it. Please contact us here on the website or Facebook Page or email address to get a Nest Box. Easy Peasy. We would sincerely like to thank the Millstreet Mens Shed for building these beautiful Nest Boxes. Beautiful craftsmanship as always.

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Garden Bird Nest Box

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Millstreet Tidy Towns is actively involved in conserving and enhancing wildlife in the Millstreet area and we have recently had a Biodiversity Action Plan produced for Millstreet. As part of this plan we have made 20 garden bird nest boxes and we are now looking for suitable homes within Millstreet for each box. The nest boxes were made by Millstreet Mens Shed and they are of a very high quality.

The boxes are suitable for Blue Tit and Great Tit which readily use nest boxes. The boxes can be placed on the wall of a building or on the trunk of a tree. Suitable homes would include houses that have a garden with some amount of cover including shrubs, hedging and trees. Houses with cats as pets are not suitable. Boxes will be fitted by Millstreet Tidy Towns/Mens Shed.

By taking a box you are providing a safe and secure nest site for our garden birds and helping in their conservation, as well as enjoying watching the birds use your nest box.In return,we would ask that you complete a once yearly survey detailing the type and number of birds using the birdbox.

If you are interested in taking a box please contact us here and leave your name, address and contact number and we will be in touch with you. Deadline for applications is Thursday, 24th of March. All applications will be vetted for suitability of location by Tony Keneally our Wildlife Biologist.

 

List of ways to contact us:           www.millstreettidytown.ie

millstreettidytown@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/millstreettidytown

 

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Welcome to 2016

SM-MTT-logo[1] (312 x 312)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”

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Awards Ceremony

awards-ceremony-clip-art-220197 (350 x 370)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.

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Nest Boxes Update

 Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to announce that all 12 nest boxes have been erected. These nest boxes were hand crafted by Millstreet Mens Shed.  There are 12 in total. 1 – behind mens shed, 5 in the Town park, 4 in community school woodland area and 2 in Clara Road Park, also in Clara Road Park is dipper box.

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Nest Boxes

Millstreet Mens Shed Club Presenting Bird Boxes to Millstreet Tidy Town AssociationMillstreet Mens Shed presented the Millstreet Tidy Town Association with 12 beautifully made nest boxes. These nest boxes will be erected in various locations throughout the greener parts of the town. The loactions and pictures will follow in a later post. A huge thank you to Bertie Buckley and the members of Millstreet Mens Shed. Also pictured is Kieran Murphy and Derry Sheehan of Millstreet Tidy Town Association.

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