Archive for the ‘tidy towns’ Category

Bandon Inner Relief Road Railings

April 24, 2010
re-painting railings

Re-painting railings in Bandon

Tidy Town volunteers have started painting the railings on the inner relief road.  We hope to complete this project within the next two weeks.


Bandon Annual Spring Clean – 17th April

April 10, 2010

As part of the National Spring Clean event, Bandon volunteers will be involved in a community spring clean on Saturday, 17th April, 2010.  We hope to inspire as many people as possible to join us for an hour or two.  Bandon Tidy Town volunteers have already cleared litter from the Bandon By pass, The Old Cork Road and from the shrubbery outside the Thornfields Estate.

Approaches to Bandon Business Owners

April 10, 2010

Bandon Tidy Town volunteers and the Bandon Working Together group has teamed up to make a concerted effort to brighten up the town following the severe flooding on 19th November.  We have lined up volunteers to help with painting jobs and litter removal.

A number of premises look very neglected in part due to the flooding but also due to the severe economic downturn.  We have started talking directly to business owners to see if we can help to smarten up the town.  So far the response has been favourable but we have many more businesses and individuals to chat with.

Dead heading the Hydrangeas

April 10, 2010

We spent our first evening this season dead heading the hydrangeas planted on the approach road into the town.  These hydrangeas were all grown from cuttings many years ago and each year become more impressive as they mature.

Laragh National School receives its green flag

April 10, 2010

Bandon Tidy Town volunteers were invited to Laragh National School to celebrate their green flag award.  The pupils have worked hard to achieve green flag status and should all be highly commended in their efforts.  Brian Crowley, MEP was guest of honour at the ceremony.

Laragh National School's green flag

Laragh National School receives its green flag

Bandon Tidy Towns Volunteers and the St Patricks Day Parade

April 10, 2010

Last month Bandon Tidy Town volunteers took part in the annual St Patricks day parade.  Whilst not as sunny as last year, the rain held off and a good time was had by all.

St Patricks Parade in Bandon

Bandon Tidy Town volunteers in the St Patricks Day parade

Diarmuid Gavin and a Bandon Community Garden Challenge

April 10, 2010

We hope to inspire Diarmuid Gavin to design a community garden for the towns people of Bandon.  The Glasslinn Circus Field site is somewhat of a challenge.  It runs between the river and the main road into the town and right now is just a flat field with a few trees along the perimeter.  The council have started work on a river walk which runs behind Kellehers and will emerge in the community garden.

Our task is to come up with an inspiring brief for Diarmuid.  The active retired group will be incorporating fitness equipment in part of the garden and the town councillors will be installing a multi use games area (MUGA) at the far end of the site.  Towns people have been coming up with lots of exciting ideas so please keep sending these to us.

Diarmuid inspects our Bandon Community Garden site

A challenge for Diarmuid

Chain Bridge

Remains of the Old Chain Bridge

Bandon Community Garden Site

Bandon dreams of a Community Garden

Cutting back shrubbery along Connolly Street

April 10, 2010

Tidy town volunteers got stuck into tidying up the shrubbery along Connolly Street.  Snow berry has spread through the cotoneaster making pruning quite a challenge.  Once we have cleaned up, we will do some planting to make this spot a bit more attractive.

Connolly Street Shrubbery

Pruning back the shrubbery along Connolly Street

Tree planting as part of National Tree week – “Twenty ten – Plant again

March 13, 2010

Transition Town Bandon and Bandon Tidy Towns planted over 100 trees on the Bandon By-Pass on Friday, 12th March, 2010.

A big thank you to the students of St Brogans School and Colaiste na Toibhairte as well as to Cope and the Rosminians for assisting us with the planting.  We have donated apple trees to the Gael Scoil, Laragh National School, Bandon Grammar School and St Brogans so that they will be planted on the school premises.  We welcome other schools in Bandon to participate in this project.

We have 200 trees still to plant so the project will continue next Friday, 19th March, 2010.

Bandon tree planting

Students dig in on the Bandon By Pass

Bandon gets a Cycle Rack

June 20, 2009
A Cycle Rack

A Cycle Rack

To coincide with National Cycle Week, we now have a cycle rack in Bandon in Ballymodan Place below the Church of Ireland and outside one of the entrances to the Supervalu shopping centre.  It’s in a very visible spot which we hope will act as a major deterent to anybody thinking of helping themselves to a bike!