Writes Cllr. Liam O’Connor (Chairman)
Carrigaline Tidy Towns is organised and run by a committee who are proud of the place they live in.
We are delighted to witness an increase in the number of volunteers this year, adding to a team that has worked tirelessly to ensure that Carrigaline reaches its potential.
Even though the official Tidy Town competition is cancelled for 2020, this year is gearing up to be just as busy, with many projects in the pipeline. Planning is underway for a new woodland area and development of the pond area in the park continues.
There are joint projects with residents’ associations underway, a project on Carrigaline Castle, a sculpture to commemorate Carrigaline Pottery, and some further enhancements to the park. This July, additional exciting projects have been identified and will be progressed over the next number of months with the specific aim of making Carrigaline a more sustainable town. One of our many projects has just been completed on the Main Street Bridge with the introduction of new hanging baskets.
Many thanks to Michael Dineen, Carrigcourt, who donated these hanging baskets and for his vision in seeing the potential to improve a bare wall on the bridge. Michael, having seen the excellent work carried out on the bridge, felt that the overhanging wall was in need of improvement. Having previously designed and fabricated hanging baskets, Michael believed that his handywork would help add to the overall project from the Tidy Towns. The units installed have all been galvanised to prevent future rusting.
We are also delighted to see Public Realm improvements on the Main Street along with the new running track in the Park.
Our success to date would not have been possible without the help of all volunteers, assistance of the clubs, schools, local businesses, and residents’ association. We would especially like to thank Cork County Council, Barry Collins SuperValu, our main sponsor, and local businesses for the funding we receive each year.