Take a bow!

Ballincollig Tidy Towns would like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to at least 99% of the local Candidates in the upcoming General Election. Ballincollig had placed a total ban on posters within certain areas of the Town. It was refreshing to see respect and restraint shown with regard to this.

In the past number of weeks the improvement in the weather has brought many visitors to our beautiful Regional Park. However, several of these visitors have been so keen to get out in the fresh air that they thought parking on the grass was a good idea. There has been a lot of damage to grass areas and we ask that people take a few extra minutes to park in either the nearby Church or Lidl car parks instead. There have also been a number of cars parking on the grass inside the main entrance of the Regional Park resulting in damage that will take quite a while to put right. We have also found that some verges around town have been damaged by cars parking on them, or driving across them, this is very unfortunate as all the hard work the volunteers have been doing is being undone. Kindly take the time to park properly when in Ballincollig.

Can you spare an hour? Every Sunday morning Ballincollig Tidy Towns volunteers gather for the weekly litter pick. The group is joined by several transition year students as part of their Gaisce programme. An hour is spent gathering litter throughout the town of Ballincollig and afterwards everyone gathers for coffee, tea and biscuits. Throughout the year several projects are undertaken by Ballincollig Tidy Towns, we are fortunate to have many volunteers who bring their individual skills to these projects. We are always looking for more volunteers to join us and if you have an hour to spare and would like to help us either with litter picks or on a project please contact Pat Clarke on 087 6348807.

Don’t forget to visit our website on www.ballincolligtidytowns.ie It is updated daily with news items relating to our community and the work being done by us throughout Ballincollig