Kilbehenny puts wheels in motion for Tidy Towns competition
Last year brought with it, a good report for Kilbehenny in the national Tidy Towns competition, but with more work needing to be done on buildings, guttering and painting, new plans were put in place for 2014 at the recent meeting in the community centre.
Moss Fitzgerald explained that it is the small things and attention to detail, which will help them to garner more points in the national competition.
A lot of jobs need to be done around the village, such as painting and repairing signs, painting gates, removing unwanted or unused poles and tidying up roads, streets and back areas.
At the meeting, the adjudication report from last year was read out and a presentation of the 2013-2015 Village Action Plan was shown.
"Plans were put in place for work to be carried out in the next few weeks before the Tidy Towns judges come around. Members of the Kilbehenny Tidy Towns Committee have already started working around the village at night and hope to keep it up in the weeks ahead.
"The committee are asking anybody that has an hour to spare to help out if they can and the Community Employment Scheme workers are busy planting a lot of plants and flowers this week, so again the Tidy Towns committee are asking people to help out with the watering in the evenings if the weather is clear," Moss said.
At the meeting, a teacher from Kilbehenny NS also spoke about the work being done in the school to enhance the biodiversity of the school grounds and its environs by creating a wildlife garden, erecting bird and nesting boxes, they have their own polytunnel to grow vegetables and only recently, they started keeping a few hens in a coop on the school grounds.
"This year's Tidy Towns entry form has been sent off and the committee would like to thank Amanda Slattery of Ballyhoura Fáilte for coming out to explain the new changes made on this year's entry forms.
"A text system is also in operation for when our Tidy Towns group are carrying out work so if people are free on the evening, come along and bring a shovel, spade or brush to make another clean sweep this year," Moss added.
For more information contact Moss Fitzgerald committee member on 087-8214991.
Friday 30th May 8:45am