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

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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!

Work continues with gusto

June 17, 2009

Volunteers have been hard at work this week.  Various tubs have been painted as have the benches in the playground.  Sadly graffitti appeared on one of the benches less than 24 hours after it was painted.  We are chasing up the CCTV.

The hydrangeas have now been weeded and the area behind strimmed.  We thank the FAS workers who helped us with this project.  The knotweed near the beds will be cleared within the next week.

The bed in Ball Alley Lane near the Hamilton High School has been weeded and we have planted begonias around the outside.  Sadly some of the geraniums have been stolen which is so frustrating for volunteers who spend hours of their time tending these plants.

Volunteers also cleared the wall and footpath near the Poachers Inn.  It was covered in weeds which were invading a well used walk along the Clon Road.

Our AGM will be held next Wednesday, 24th June at 7pm in the Plunkett Room of the Munster Arms hotel and will last no longer than 1 hour.

Bandon Tidy Towns AGM – 24th June

June 17, 2009

The AGM of Bandon Tidy Towns will be held in the Plunkett Room of the Munster Arms Hotel at 7pm on Wednesday, 24th June, 2009.  All interested people are invited.

Bandon Tidy Towns Street Collection

June 15, 2009

A big thank you to the towns people of Bandon who gave so generously to our street collection a week ago.  We raised euro 1,136 which will go towards the cost of our summer plants.  We hope that you will enjoy all our displays – All the hanging baskets which should look great next month once they are established, our beds outside the old tourist office, in the shambles, opposite the Methodist Church, along St Patricks Quay, under the trees on South Main Street and on the New Road.

We played safe this year and chose begonias so the slugs will have to feast elsewhere for a change!

Bandon Summer Planting

June 12, 2009
Summer plants and baskets awaiting planting

Summer plants and baskets awaiting planting

Bandon Tidy Towns volunteers turned out in good numbers for the summer planting ceremony and we were blessed with good weather.  Many hands made light work and it didn’t take too long to plant up all the beds and water them.  Lets hope that we will have a great display this summer.  We have opted for begonias this year.  We loved some of our plants last year but so did the slugs.  Luckily, slugs don’t like begonias!!

Planting underway

Planting underway

Preparing the beds for Summer

May 29, 2009

We have finally finished removing the polyanthas and tulips and have now replaced the compost ready for planting next Tuesday.

Polyanthas go on their summer holidays

Polyanthas go on their summer holidays

Fetching Compost for the summer beds

Fetching Compost for the summer beds

Bandon Town Hall gets a face lift

May 29, 2009

Finally a miracle happened last week.  The town hall was painted!  We have pleaded for a couple of years for the painting work to be completed so are really happy now!  A thousand thanks to the powers that be at the town hall.

Bandon Town Hall

Bandon Town Hall

Bandon’s Spring Flower Display

May 24, 2009

This year we put polyanthas and tulips into all the beds in Bandon for a spring display.  We were fortune to be able to rescue 50% of the plants from Cork City Council last year when they were disposing of their 2008 planting in the city.  We stored the plants in  a garden over the summer and transplated them into the tubs at the end of October.

A big thank you to the Perrotts and to Barry and Mary O’Farrell for sponsoring the daffodils and tulips that we planted!

Bandon's Spring Flower Display 2009

Bandon's Spring Flower Display 2009