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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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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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Anti Litter Competition

The Anti Litter Competition for 2017 is beginning on

Monday 8th May 2017. T hat is this coming Monday. As you are all aware I am sure, Millstreet Town won 1st Prize in Category A. So will we make it 2 in a row. I reckon we can do that no bother. So grab your sweeping brushes, shovels, gloves and bin bags and as always get out and clean, clean, clean. The evenings are only fab all this week so no excuses. Why not rope in a couple of the neighbours on your street and make a right good go of it. You will be done in no time. I will post the schedule of the particular areas that will judged just as soon as I get them. Any groups or any volunteers that would like help or a loan of equipment for their litter pick up please do not hesitate to contact me here on the page and I will sort out gear for you.  Fingers crossed we will be top notch again this year.

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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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MCS TY Biodiversity Project

This  year again, Millstreet Tidy Town Association are very proud to working with the Transition

Year students of Millstreet Community School.  Under the instruction of our Wildlife Biologist, Tony Keneally, and being co-ordinated by teachers Bernie McAuliffe and Mary Fitzgerald the Transition Years are undertaking studies of local birds. There is to be a presentation about the Barn Owl and Kestrel on Monday, 20th March 2017 @ Millstreet Community School @ 8pm. All are welcome. It will be a great evening and lots of info for young and old. For more information please see their Facebook page www.facebook.com/MCS-TY-Biodiversity-Project-1828147300766474/?hc_ref=SEARCH 

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Millstreet Community School


  

Once again this year our resident Wildlife Biologist Tony Keneally is continuing his Bio Diversity work with the Transition Years of Millstreet Community School. We are very lucky to have Tony to help us in this regard. Not only is very beneficial to us in our National Tidy Town campaign each year, the students are benefitting from Tony’s knowledge and expertise. They are continuing work that was started years previous on habitats surrounding the school and also this year there will be a Bio Diversity Information night held by the Transition Year Students in the Millstreet Secondary school on 30th March. Details of this are to follow at a later date. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tony and Derry Morley and all the staff at Millstreet Community School with whom this project could not continue.

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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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