Thank you so much to everyone who turned out this morning, we had a good crowd and 6 new members. We got a lot of work done, all the weeding and hedge cuttings collected are now on the way to Redmond Park, for composting. All the cans and bottles will be recycled. Afterwards we headed to the Boat club, where there was tea/coffee waiting for us free of charge. Thank you to everyone who turned up for a great effort to clean up the Carcur area.
Wexford Tidy Towns representatives attended the Student Volunteer Day at the Wexford Campus in Summerhill today. The hope is that some of the students will volunteer and help out on our regular cleanups. An added incentive for students is the opportunity to earn an IT Carlow President’s Volunteer Award. There is a Gold Award for 60 hours volunteering, a Silver for 40 hours and a Bronze for 20 hours. Apart from getting students to work with, and within, local communities, the expectation is that they will also develop good civic and leadership skills. Application forms are available at college reception or online.
We had a monster clean up on Saturday 9th November. First meeting in the Josephs car park at 10am, we then tackled the Knock. Well done to everyone who turned up on the day and helped us clean this space in our town.
We removed a huge amount of rubbish and recyclable material from the area. The breakdown of the clean up was:
19 bags of cans and bottles gone to recycling at the bring bank
13 bags of plastic recycling for Kilurin on Monday
20 bags of general rubbish gone to the skip
4 broken trolleys, carpet and miscellaneous items gone to skip
Wexford County Council’s Environmental Awards 2013 takes place at Ferrycarrig Hotel on Monday, November 11th. At the end of what has been a great year for local community activism across the county, especially through the various tidy towns groups, excitement will be at fever pitch among the many individuals and groups who have made a difference. We say you should all take a bow!