SPRING CLEAN AWARDS RECOGNIZE FOUTSTANDING COMMUNITY EFFORT
The 47 community groups that participated in the National Spring Clean Month North Cork 2008 were awarded with certificates of completion on Thursday, July 10 last.
Although only in its second year, the project has brought together 47 community groups that responded with overwhelming commitment to keep their areas clean and environmentally friendly.
Blackwater Resource Development, An Taisce and Cork County Council initiated the project only two years ago in an attempt to develop awareness of environmental issues and encourage communities to clean up their areas during the month of April.
Valerie Murphy, chief executive of Blackwater Resource Development, commented, “It is a sign of the pride that communities in the North Cork area have for their respective areas and of the awareness of the environmental issues we face.”
Deputy Mayor of Fermoy, John Murphy, praised the ‘great community spirit’ and all the ‘individuals and groups who worked together.”
After the presentation of the certificates a draw was held for a computer as a gesture of appreciation to the commitment of the groups involved. Blackwater Resource Development thanked all the groups involved in the National Spring Clean Month.
These included, Araglin Community Council, Ballyhooly Community Council, Ballynoe Community Council, Bartlemy Improvement Group, Castlelyons Tidy Towns Group, Conna Community Council, Coolagown Development Group, Glenville Community Council, Watergrasshill Community Council, Caherdrinna/Curraghagalla Group, Watergrasshill National School, Clondulane National School, Gaelscoil de hIde, Fermoy, 54th Kilworth Scout Group, Strawhall Anti-Litter Group, Rathcormac Tidy Towns Committee, Kilworth Village Renewal Group, The Paircs Residents Association Rathcormac, Glanworth National School, Baile Ard Residents Fermoy, 82nd Rathcormac Scouts and Uplands Residents’ Association, Fermoy.
National Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well-recognized and successful anti-litter initiative.
The campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter, by actually conducting clean-ups in their local environment.
Thursday 17th July 7:38pm