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.
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 points 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Upcycling.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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”