Local Amenity projects approved grants were announced by Chairman of the Macroom and Blarney Council Aindrias Moynihan totalling €24,400 at a recent Council meeting. Grenagh Tidy Towns €2000 for picnic tables and hanging baskets Blarney District Historical Society €500 for speakers and microphones Dripsey Community Association €750 landscaping around the monument Blarney Mens Shed €500 for various equipment Éire Óg Hurling and Football Club €3,800 towards instillation of a generator Regional Park Allotment group €700 towards compost agitators and water troughs Muskerry Boxing Club €2000 for boxing ring, floor covering and equipment Coachford Tidy Towns €3,700 towards a water bowser, rainwater collection system & waste bins Macroom Girl Guides €1750 towards painting, carpets and cupboard Kilmurray Historical & Archaeological Association €2000 for office equipment, photocopier, seats and tables. Coachford AFC €2,200 for goalposts Buionn Piobairí Béal Átha’n Gaorthaidh €3600 towards drums, bagpipes and equipment. Ballyvourney & Ballymakeera Tidy Towns €900 for a watering tank and trailer. “In communities all around us there are groups working tirelessly to improve their own patch. Often they work on little or no funds and with very little thanks. It’s important that the Council recognise and acknowledge such contributions. These grants will contribute towards the costs of the works and they can go some way towards recognising the contribution such groups make. I’m sure locals will also benefit from the improved amenities put in place by these groups”. Cllr Moynihan said.