Anti Litter Competition for 2017 begins next Monday

This year’s Anti Litter Competition is beginning next Monday 8th May 2017. As you are all aware I am sure, Millstreet Town won 1st Prize in Category A last year. So will we make it two in a row. I reckon we can do that no bother. So grab your sweeping brushes, shovels, gloves and bin bags and as always get out and clean, clean, clean. The evenings are only fab all this week so no excuses. Why not rope in a couple of the neighbours on your street and make a right good go of it. You will be done in no time. I will post the schedule of the particular areas that will judged just as soon as I get them. Any groups or any volunteers that would like help or a loan of equipment for their litter pick up please do not hesitate to contact me here on the page and I will sort out gear for you. Fingers crossed we will be top notch again this year. [from MillstreetTidyTown.ie]

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 22nd of April 2017, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up. Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area. This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on one of millstreettidytown.iefacebook.com/Millstreet-Tidy-Town, or @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall

Sponsored by: Avonmore Electrical, Supervalu O’Keeffe’s, Millstreet Cork County Council

Millstreet Tidy Town Award Ceremony

Millstreet Tidy Town Association is holding an awards night in the Clara Inn, Millstreet, on Wednesday night at 8pm. This is an especially great celebration for us this  year as we hail the return of a Bronze Medal back to Millstreet from the National Tidy Town Competition, and this is after receiving first prize in the Cork County Council Anti Litter Competition.

It should be a fun filled evening with prize giving for Best Commercial Premises and also Best Garden and Best Household.

Please feel free to drop in and help us celebrate, with light refreshments to be served.

See more on millstreettidytown.ie

 

Tidy Towns: 6 extra points, and a Bronze Medal

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoThe results of the Tidy Towns Ireland Competition were released yesterday in Dublin, and Millstreet Tidy Towns continued on their upward curve, gaining six point this year (on top of 5 points last year), and seeing the return of a Bronze Medal. Great credit is due to all that put in lots of effort this year and in the past:

“Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved. Without a strong community spirit and a stalwart of volunteers this result would not be possible. Tidy Town is just one simple way that we can showcase how wonderful a place Millstreet is. We can hold our heads high safe in the knowledge that all the hard work that people are putting into to keeping this town a beautiful place to live is paying off. So hats off and big congratulations to all.” – from millstreettidytown.ie

Below is the Adjudication Report and more:

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Tidy Town News – June 2016

The newly painted picnic area at Drishane Road

Picnic Area Painting: On the 30th May, some of the Millstreet Tidy Town volunteers ventured out in the glorious but very hot evening to give the Picnic Area on Drishane Road a very well deserved revamp… [full article]

Garden & Floral Display Competition 2016: Kanturk Mallow Municipal District are running Town & Villages Garden and Floral Display Competition 2016 again this year. There are 3 categories for Millstreet with 2 sub categories in each. All competition has a prize fund of … [full article]

Anti Litter Challenge Round 2: Round 2 results for the Anti Litter Challange are in, and Millstreet is still top of the league. We are well on our way to achieveing 1st place in … [full article]

See all the Tidy Towns news at millstreettidytown.ie/news-events

Team Millstreet Clean-Up

On Saturday 16th of April 2016, Millstreet Tidy Town Association in conjunction with Cork County Council are delighted to announce Team Millstreet Clean-Up.

Our aim is to clean all of Millstreet town and the surrounding area.

This is a huge opportunity for people to get involved in their locale, give back to the community. We are calling on all Schools, Business and Community Groups to get involved.

Please contact us on: millstreettidytown.ie  facebook.com/Millstreet-Tidy-Town @millstreettidyt

Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall.

Sponsored by:  Supervalu O’Keeffe’s Millstreet, & Cork County Council

Welcome to 2016

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoHappy New Year to Everybody. Apologies for the lack of communication for last number of weeks. This is now to end. Back to regular updates and posts. I can here all the shouts of joy from here. So what better way to start a New Year than to reflect on the achievements of the previous year. There is so much to choose from. Well we had a very successful Anti Litter Challenge campaign this last year. We have an eye on first place for 2016. Then there is also the various projects that Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist has been heavily involved in with both the National and Secondary Schools. Also brilliant results in the National Tidy Town for this past year, only narrowly missing out on a Bronze Medal. Millstreet won a Pride of Place award in October. New Water Butts were placed throughout the Town, as were … read the full article on millstreettidytown.ie

Tidy Towns increase by 5 points !

Millstreet Tidy Town are very proud to announce that this afternoon in The Helix in Dublin, it was announced that Millstreet received 302 points in the annual Tidy Town competition for 2015. This is an increase of 5 points on last years results. This is a huge achievement. So may thanks to all in all involved, big and small efforts made a lot of difference. Whilst we bask in the glow of this brilliant result, we must also bear in mind that we have plenty more work to do to prepare for next year. Only 20 points behind the overall winner in our category – Listowel. These points are precious and hard to achieve. Also we were only 1 point off receiving a bronze medal. So just think of  what one small thing that you may have done that could have contributed to gaining that extra point. We are capable of most definitely achieving a Silver medal next year.  So get the thinking caps on.  New volunteers are always welcome, just send us an email, pm on Facebook or tweet if you like. Remember Tidy Town is all year, not just for the Summer. Congratulations to all involved. Below is the 2015 Adjudicator Result :

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Tidy Towns Competition 2015 – Adjudication Report

Centre: Millstreet 480 Ref: 480
County: Cork(North) Mark: 302
Category: D Date(s): 16/6/2015
Max 2014 2015
Community Involvement & Planning 60 43 43
Built Environment and Streetscape 50 39 40
Landscaping and Open Spaces 50 42 42
Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities 50 31 32
Sustainable Waste and Resource Management 50 12 14
Tidiness and Litter Control 90 63 64
Residential Streets & Housing Areas 50 33 33
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes 50 34 34
450 297 302

Community Involvement & Planning / Rannpháirtíocht an Phobail & Pleanáil:

Welcome to the SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition 2015 and we note that you have been participants for 30 years. Your committee has 18 full time members and a further 25 volunteers during the summer months. You meet every two weeks in winter and weekly in summer when the pressure is greatest to have your town looking its best. Well done on that huge effort. You receive support from residents, local businesses and continue reading the full article “Tidy Towns increase by 5 points !”

2nd in the Anti Litter Challenge

A huge congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns and to everyone that helped Millstreet to take second place in the Cork County Councils annual Anti Litter Challenge. The presentation was held last Thursday evening at Vertigo Restaurant in Cork County Hall. It’s a fantastic achievement and will help to offset to some small degree the costs of of keeping our town looking nice and clean every year.

The Millstreet Tidy Towns website has it’s own article with the win, and we’ve added some more photos and results below: continue reading the full article “2nd in the Anti Litter Challenge”

Anti Litter Challenge – First Round results

2015-04 Anti Litter Challenge - poster headerMillstreet Tidy Town Association have received adjudication results from first round of Anti Litter Competition 2015. Millstreet are 4th which is brilliant. That being said we still have a nice bit of ground to make up to reach 1st place, which is completely achievable. Remember the prize fund for this competition would go a long way to aid our organisations annual outgoings. For  full result details and breakdown please see http://millstreettidytown.ie/adjudication-of-anti-litter-competition/ ,  also Millstreet Tidy Town Facebook page.
The next judging period commences the 11th May and the entire town again is being judged with particular focus on Tanyard Wood on this occasion. Murphy’s Terrace did very well in first adjudication so a massive congratulations to all those who aided there and keep up the good work. As always the weekly Litter Pick Up is on Thursday evening @ 7pm, meeting in The Square. We would so appreciate anybody who could join us. Millstreet are in with a real chance of winning this competition. Hope to see you all there.

New Tidy Towns website

2015 Millstreet Tidy Town and Tourist Association - logoThe new Millstreet Tidy Town Association website is now available. Our sincerest thanks to budgetwebsites.ie without whom this would not have been possible. Especially to Niamh and her team. So we are well and truly up and running. Our facebook page over the last 2 weeks has proved a huge success. Our website is millstreettidytown.ie will hopefully be the same. Also our Twitter account went live this evening @millstreettidyt. And lastly our email address is millstreettidytown @ gmail.com

We look forward to hearing your feedback on these accounts and contact us please, especially with photos of your goings and your street is doing for the Tidy Town Competition this year.

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New Tidy Towns Facebook Page

2015-04-15 Presentation was made to Kathleen Crowley this evening for service to Millstreet Tidy Town Association that has spanned over 3 decadesMillstreet Tidy Town Association are happy to announce that we have launched a new Facebook page. It will make it easier for the people of Millstreet to keep up to date with all up coming activities. Also new the new Millstreet Tidy Town website (millstreettidytown.ie) will be available in the coming weeks. So please everybody get liking the page. The first Litter Pick Up will be on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm meeting in The Square.  Hope to see lots of new and old faces.

Already on the Millstreet Tidy Town Facebook Page are photos from last night’s presentation to Kathleen Crowley for over three decades of dedicated service. One of the photos is above, but see the other photos here.
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Anti Litter Competition 2015

2015-04 Anti Litter Challenge - poster headerMillstreet Tidy Town Association would like to invite one & all to the first of our weekly Litter Pick Up’s, on next Thursday evening 23rd April @ 7pm. Meeting Point is The Square.

Millstreet Town first audit for The Anti Litter Competition is to begin on 27th April. The adjudicators are judging the entire town with particular focus on Murphy’s Terrace from 27th April to 6th May.

Pickers, bags and gloves will be provided. It won’t take long if we all play a small part.

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Anti Litter Challenge 2015

Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it up 02Millstreet Tidy Town Association would like to invite one and all to take part in the Anti Litter Competition for 2015. It is potentially worth €1750 to the Millstreet Tidy Town Association. What has that to do with me I hear you ask ?

The annual spend for the Millstreet Tidy Town Association per annum is roughly between €9000 to €10000. This prize fund would go a long way to help aid our efforts in maintaining our beautiful town.

The first adjudication will take place on the 27th of April, so that only gives us 3 weeks. Everybody can help, even just by tidying up outside our own houses and surrounding footpaths. There will be Litter Pick Ups organised in the coming weeks. Catch the Community Spirit - see litter - pick it upWe would really appreciate if one and all got involved.
It won’t take long if we all do a small part. Why not get together with your neighbours and organise your own Litter Pick Up in your street.

We have a beautiful town and would love to be able to showcase this. Millstreet has won first prize in this competition in previous years. It would be great if we could do it again.

Woodland Habitat Study

2015-03-24 Our Tidy Towns and Community School have started a Woodland Habitat StudyYesterday afternoon the Transition Year students of Millstreet Community School started a woodland habitat study in the woodland at the back of the Community school.
The Millstreet Tidy Town Association have organised in conjunction with Mr. Derry Morley, for a Wildlife Biologist, Mr. Tony Keneally to come and facilitate this study to be done. This will be happening for the next 3 to 5 weeks with the Transition Year Students.
Their work will involve mapping the woodland habitat and ecological experiments and activities. Their aim is to map and setup a management plan for the woodland area. The best plan will be presented to Millstreet Tidy Town committee for submission with this year’s entry. We wish them luck.
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Wonderfully Uplifting Report at AGM of Millstreet Local Lotto Association

The AGM of Millstreet Local Lotto was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 20th March 2015.   Following a most encouraging annual report which revealed that a very significant contribution of several thousand euro was distributed equally between Millstreet GAA, Millstreet Tidy Towns and Millstreet Town Park
The AGM of Millstreet Local Lotto was held at the Wallis Arms Hotel on Friday, 20th March 2015. Following a most encouraging annual report which revealed that a very significant contribution of several thousand euro was distributed equally between Millstreet GAA,  Millstreet Youth Amenity Fund (not Millstreet Tidy Towns as indicated in original post) and Millstreet Town Park during the past year – the dedicated members of the Committee (pictured) were treated to a superb meal and later to a marvellous musical evening of entertainment coordinated by Marie Twomey.   Sincere congratulations to this remarkably hard-working local Group who have so magnificently enhanced Millstreet through such generous voluntary efforts on a weekly basis throughout the year – every year.  Click on the images to enlarge.    (S.R.)

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New Nest Boxes by our Men’s Shed

20150310_200459- Men's Shed Nest Boxes10th March 2015, the Millstreet Mens Shed presented members of Millstreet Tidy Town association with 12 nest boxes.

The nest boxes which were beautifully built by the Men’s Shed  and will be strategically located around the greener parts of Millstreet. Mainly the Town park, Clara Rd, Community school and perhaps even across from the Men’s Shed so the lads can observe their handy work.

There are 3 different types of nest boxes involved and a huge amount of effort and craftsmanship was placed into the creation of these nest boxes.

More information will be available on nest boxes on Millstreet Tidy Town website, which will be up and running in the coming weeks.

Many thanks to all involved. Pictured are Bertie Buckley and members of Mens Shed and Derry Sheehan and Kieran Murphy of Millstreet Tidy Town.

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Town Park Grant for Outdoor Gym

Millstreet Town Park received €7,500 from the Cork County Council Community Fund, towards their new outdoor fitness equipment. The note below is from Cllr John Paul O’Shea:

Over €75,000 was allocated to communities across the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area this week as part of Cork County Council’s Community Fund. The fund was established to support community and voluntary groups who wish to undertake capital development projects in their respective villages and towns.

Welcoming the allocations, Chairman of the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District, Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea (Ind) said “The commitment of Cork County Council to allocate monies to these deserving projects is indeed a very welcome announcement for community groups within the Kanturk and Mallow areas. This funding will undoubtedly benefit the many community and voluntary organisations who have worked extremely hard in recent months planning for such developments in their respective communities and I look forward to seeing the fruits of their labour becoming a reality during the coming months”. continue reading the full article “Town Park Grant for Outdoor Gym”

Presentation of Tidy Town Certificates to International Volunteer Helpers

On Monday morning, 15th Sept. 2014 at the "Aroma" Restaurant in The Square, Millstreet richly deserved Certificates were presented by Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns , Gordon O'Keeffe to a number of dedicated International Volunteer Helpers after which all enjoyed delicious refreshments and a wonderfully harmonic brief singing session took place.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
On Monday morning, 15th Sept. 2014 at the “Aroma” Restaurant in The Square, Millstreet richly deserved Certificates were presented by Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns , Gordon O’Keeffe to a number of dedicated International Volunteer Helpers after which all enjoyed delicious refreshments and a wonderfully harmonic brief singing session took place.   Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

Tidy Towns Results 2014

http://www.tidytowns.ie/supervalu-banner.hyperesources/tidytowns-logo.pngThe 2014 SuperValu Tidy Towns results have been published today. Millstreet has gained another point this year to score 297 points. Kilkenny have won the national title with a score of 320.
We will add more here as more is released

Tidy Towns Competition 2014
Adjudication Report
Centre: Millstreet 480 Ref: 480
County: Cork(North) Mark: 297
Category: D Date(s): 09/07/14
Max Mark 2014 Mark
Community Involvement & Planning 60 43
Built Environment and Streetscape 50 39
Landscaping and Open Spaces 50 42
Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities 50 31
Sustainable Waste and Resource Management 50 12
Tidiness and Litter Control 90 63
Residential Streets & Housing Areas 50 33
Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes 50 34
450 297

Community Involvement & Planning / Rannpháirtíocht an Phobail & Pleanáil:  continue reading the full article “Tidy Towns Results 2014”

International Celebration in Millstreet on Wednesday

A truly international celebration at Drishane and at The Square, Millstreet as special Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the many wonderfully helpful international people who assisted Millstreet Tidy Towns Association over the past nnumber of weeks.  Businesses in  The Square sponsored a most enjoyable barbeque on the Square Plaza in glorious weather on Wednesday evening, 20th August 2014.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A truly international celebration at Drishane and at The Square, Millstreet as special Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the many wonderfully helpful international people who assisted Millstreet Tidy Towns Association over the past number of weeks. Businesses in The Square sponsored a most enjoyable Barbeque on the Square Plaza in glorious weather on Wednesday evening, 20th August 2014 while another splendid Party took place earlier on the day at Drishane Castle.   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

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11International Celebration in Millstreet 20 Aug. 2014 -80042International Celebration in Millstreet 20 Aug. 2014 -800Here we share a further 45 images from both important occasions.   We thank Patsy Corcoran and Mary Kelleher of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association for alerting us and for extending invitations to continue reading the full article “International Celebration in Millstreet on Wednesday”

International Dimension to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association 2014

Patsy Corcorcan & Mary Kelleher (pictured below) were joined by such a wonderfully international support group in the weekly tidy street project on Wednesday evening. The excellent helpers from Drishane Castle Centre have been involved in the weekly project for quite some time and merit the utmost praise for such voluntary effort.  The gentleman in red is from Co. Armagh and is in Millstreet for the International Horse Show and he also entered into the spirit of the occasion!   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

 

1International Support for Millstreet Tidy Towns 2014 -8004International Support for Millstreet Tidy Towns 2014 -8005International Support for Millstreet Tidy Towns 2014 -800Let’s share one further group photograph of this inspirational evening helping to further enhance the beauty of our continue reading the full article “International Dimension to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association 2014”

Inspiring Volunteers Brighten Up Millstreet on 1st July 2014

A truly international gathering all ready to further brighten up Millstreet on 1st July 2014.   The town paint scheme is also making major progress as we note here in our feature.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A truly international gathering all ready to further brighten up Millstreet on 1st July 2014. The town paint scheme is also making major progress as we note here in our feature. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

3July 1st 2014 in Millstreet -8007July 1st 2014 in Millstreet -8009July 1st 2014 in Millstreet -800We visit The Square, Station Road and Church Street to view just some of the marvellous efforts which are being made in advance of the EJC2014 and the European Pony Championships later this continue reading the full article “Inspiring Volunteers Brighten Up Millstreet on 1st July 2014”

Inspiring Tidy Towns Volunteers in Action During Summer 2014

Lots of wonderful activity by volunteers at the moment enhancing the Tidy Towns efforts during this excellent Summer weather.  Supervalu Millstreet has sponsored lots of the very colourful flowers.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Lots of wonderful activity by Volunteers at the moment enhancing the Tidy Towns efforts during this excellent Summer weather. Supervalu Millstreet has sponsored lots of the very colourful flowers. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

16Millstreet Tidy Towns in action Summer 2014 -8006Millstreet Tidy Towns in action Summer 2014 -80027Millstreet Tidy Towns in action Summer 2014 -800It’s truly uplifting to note the many new features, the fresh painting,  the power hosing, the splendid floral arrangements – all brought to reality by the inspiring Volunteers.  Let’s observe further images from continue reading the full article “Inspiring Tidy Towns Volunteers in Action During Summer 2014”

Millstreet Streetscape Colour Scheme 2014

2014-06-15 Millstreet Street Scape 2014Millstreet Streetscape Colour Scheme 2014 is an organised co-ordinated paint scheme for Millstreet Town. The wall of St. Mary’s Graveyard was power washed yesterday and is ready to be painted. Tonight (Monday 16th) they will be power washing Church Street and Corkery’s Wall, Station Road. Starting at 6.30pm meeting in both places. Equipment will be supplied. Bring a change of cloths as showers and wash rooms will be provided in the recycling center after. All help would be greatly appreciated. Spread the word. They have 25 days to complete this project and make Millstreet look well.

see more on the new Millstreet Streetscape facebook page

Millstreet Tidy Towns Association Update

Millstreet Tidy Towns Committee are very disappointed with our results in week 1 of this anti-litter challenge. Judging commenced on May 19th and at present we are currently ranked in last position of our category. Litter and cigarette butts continue to be a huge issue on our streets, particularly on the areas focused on in week 1 of judging. Judging continues from June 2nd – June 11th, with particular focus on Tanyard Wood.
Don’t forget to check out our website-

http://millstreettidytowns.weebly.com/

We thank Ciara for the update.  (S.R.)