Kanturk Mallow Municipal District held a reception in recognition of the achievements of the groups from Millstreet Town and Kiskeam Village. Chair of Kanturk Mallow MD Cllr Timmy Collins noted the dedication of each Tidy Town group, “On behalf of the Members of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District and staff I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers in each of our Tidy Towns groups throughout the District. Their dedication and personal sacrifice in making our towns and villages better places to live and work in is inspiring. Tidy Town Groups and their communities add significantly to the quality of what we have in Cork County and their ongoing work is proudly supported by Cork County Council. This Municipal District will continue to support their work through the funding allocated to groups in the Community Funding Schemes, which will be advertised again early in 2018…” – read the full article by Cork Co. Co.
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Fine Gael TD for Cork North West Michael Creed T.D. has today confirmed that the Government is to provide funding to Cork County Council for the provision of six new social housing units in Millstreet.
Commenting on the announcement Minister Creed said “providing an adequate supply of social housing is a key priority of this Government. I am pleased to confirm that over €1.1 million is to be provided to Cork County Council for the provision of six social housing units, at Claragh Road, Millstreet.” … read the full article on theCork.ie
Good news for Millstreet Town this week with confirmation of funding for a number of organisations based in Millstreet Town and surrounding areas as part of the 2017 Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Fund Scheme.
Organisations funded are as follows:
- Millstreet Tidy Towns – €1,800
- Ballydaly Action 2000 Group – €10,000
- Kilcorney Community Development Association – €1,500
- Millstreet Pitch & Putt Club – €300
- St. John’s Well Committee – €3,000
Millstreet Town will also have the benefit from an additional allocation of €14,000 from Cork County Council’s Town Development Fund during 2017 which will be allocated following consultation with Millstreet Partnership Committee. Well done to all involved! – from Cllr. John Paul O’Shea
At the quarterly meeting of Cork County Council, Millstreet’s local representative, Cors O’Callaghan (of Altamount House) proposed a resolution requesting the people not to purchase imported carriages and traps and keep local jobs in Ireland. You might say that things have not changed much in the hundred years since ! O’Callaghan also agrued against low wages, and the problems with the newly introduced Daylight Saving Time.
Donie Howard of Kilcorney came across these two very interesting pages recently in a centenary souvenir published by Cork County Council. He was Donie’s Great Grand Uncle and Grand Uncle of Noreen Corkery, Margaret Moynihan and the late Ann Cronin. He died this month 94 years ago.
With the footpaths on Main Street currently under reconstruction, today also sees the announcement that many of the street lights in town will be replaced with new energy efficient LED lighting before year end, and also some new lights also to be installed to eliminate a black.
In the announcement by Cllr John Paul O’Shea he says that “the new programme is part of a drive from the Cork County Council to improve the public lighting in Cork’s Towns and Villages and to reduce its overall energy consumption. LED lighting produces a whiter light which allows for better dissemination of colour making it easier to identify pedestrians crossing the road etc.” The new lights will be at:
- Drishane Road – replace 37 lights
- Killarney Road – replace 13 lights
- Drishane View Housing Estate – replace 7 lights
- Drishane View Housing Estate – 2 new lights to eliminate blackspot on entrance to estate
For full details, read the press release by Cllr John Paul O’Shea
Cork Co. Council is running a Garden & Floral Display Competition, the closing date for which is the 1st July 2016.
There is one set of prizes for the best overall display in a housing estate, the best front garden display and the best commercial floral display in Millstreet Town.
There is a second set of prizes for the same three categories covering the villages within the Millstreet catchment area– i.e Boherbue, Banteer, Ballydesmond, Ballydaly, Knocknagree, Lyre, Nadd, Cullen, Dernagree, Kiskeam.
There is a €5.00 entry fee and application forms are available from the Council Office in Millstreet.
We thank Denis for this important information. (S.R.)
Cork County Council Kanturk Mallow Municipal District wishes to announce the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District Town Painting Scheme 2016.
The purpose of the scheme is to preserve and enhance the Town Centre Heritage and Streetscape of the five towns of the District – Buttevant, Millstreet, Kanturk, Mallow and Newmarket. The grant amount is a maximum of €475.00 or 50% of cost, whichever is the lesser. Approval will be granted in writing stating the grant amount and colour. Works must be completed within three months of approval date.
Application forms are available at [read more …] “Town Painting Scheme 2016”
Applicants should be of good character, of good health, live less than 2 miles from the fire station, and be 18-55 yrs of age.
Closing date for applications for this part-time position is Friday, 29th January, 2016.
The Competition deadline is this coming Friday, 17th July. Please Note: Individual residents, along with residents associations can apply on behalf of the estate they are living in.
Kanturk Mallow Municipal District – Town Painting Scheme 2015
Cllr. Dan Joe Fitzgerald, Chairperson of the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District wishes to announce the Kanturk Mallow Municipal District Town Painting Scheme 2015.
The purpose of the scheme is to preserve and enhance the Town Centre Heritage and Streetscape of the five towns of the District – Mallow, Millstreet, Kanturk, Newmarket and Buttevant. The grant amount is a maximum of €475.00 or 50% of cost, whichever is the lesser. Approval will be granted in writing stating the grant amount and colour. Works must be completed within three months of approval date.
Application forms are available at your local Cork County Council Area Office: Carnegie Hall, Millstreet, Kanturk Area Office, Newmarket Area Office and Municipal District Office, Cork County Council, Annabella, Mallow.
All completed entry forms are to be returned to any of above by Friday 31st July 2015. Details also available on www.corkcoco.ie Any queries, please contact 022 21123 or email kanturkmallow.md @corkcoco.ie
We thank Denis O’Shea for this important notice. (S.R.)
Millstreet 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. We 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.
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”. [read more …] “Town Park Grant for Outdoor Gym”
Cllr John Paul O’Shea and members of the Millstreet Men’s Shed last week as they signed a lease with Cork County Council on the Old Fire Station in Millstreet last week. The old fire station will become the new home of Millstreet Men’s Shed group. [from John Paul O’Shea]
Road Closures: Kilmeedy Bridge to Croohig’s Cross Roads – ESB Works
Monday 25th August to Sunday 5th October 2014 (24 Hours Each Day)
Roads to be Closed: The L-5223-0 from its junction with the R582 at Kilmeedy Bridge to its junction with the L-5224-21 at Kilmeedy West. The L-5172-0 from its junction with the L-5224-21 at Kilmeedy West to its junction with the L-1130-27 at Croohig’s Cross Roads. Road Numbers L-5223-0 and L-5172-0.
Road Closures: Croohig’s Cross Roads to Ballydaly Cross Roads – ESB Works
Monday 29th September to Sunday 12th October 2014 (24 Hours Each Day)
Road to be Closed: The L-5171-0 from its junction with the L-1130-27 at Croohig’s Cross Roads to its junction with the R582 at Ballydaly Cross Roads. Road Number L-5171-0.
Full details on the Cork County Council website
Results from the first fortnight of the Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2014 – League Table – Category A
Cork County Council anti-litter competition – Judging continues this Monday, 27th May for one week with emphasis on the Town itself and Murphy’s Terrace.
Please help by keeping these areas litter-free.
County Council is encouraging people to recycle waste at their nearest recycling centre in a bid to promote recycling this Christmas. A Council spokesperson stated: “With recycling so easy to do now, it is very important that everyone in Cork remembers to recycle as much of their waste as possible.”
Recycling centres across the county will reopen the Friday after Christmas. Cork County Council announced that sites at Bandon, Macroom, Youghal, Raffeen, Rossmore, Clonakilty, Derryconnell, Castletownbere, Mallow, Kanturk and Millstreet will close tomorrow, Saturday and Skibbereen site will close today, Friday. All sites will reopen on Friday, December 28th and Saturday, December 29th.
All sites will also be closed on Sunday, December 30th and Tuesday, January 1st, while Mallow, Millstreet and Kanturk will all close on Monday, December 31st
Millstreet finished a creditable third in the top division of the Cork Anti Litter Challenge 2012. After a terrible first week score which left us in last position, Millstreet had the best cumulative score from the second and third weeks to climb into third position. Well done and a big thanks to everyone that bent their backs to pick up rubbish and make Millstreet a cleaner place to live in, and also those that made the effort to take their rubbish home with them!
|Category A||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Total|
After two weeks of the Cork County Council Litter Challenge 2012, we find ourselves languishing down the table for our category with only one week remaining. Top score for the second week was unable to detract from the worst score in week 1 🙁 … but at least it was a big improvement where most other towns dropped points in week 2.
Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge 2012 League Table – Category A
|COMMUNITY||WEEK 1||WEEK 2||WEEK 3||TOTAL|
Together with many representatives from various Co. Cork communities, Millstreet Tidy Towns Association were thrilled to be among the winners in their category in the Litter Challenge Competition 2011. Here we share images from [read more …] “Tidy Towns Association Presented with Litter Challenge Award in Cork”
Results from the second week of the Cork County Council Anti Litter Challenge. Just one week of judging to go:
COMMUNITYWEEK 1WEEK 2TOTAL
Millstreet90 89 179
Macroom84 92 176
Bantry88 88 176 [read more …] “Litter League Table”
The first set of results (26th May – 8th June) from the Cork Inter-Town Litter Challenge 2011 have come to Millstreet Tidy Town Committee. Millstreet scored a very good 90 points, and lie in second position behind Charleville (92 points), and ahead of Blarney, Bantry, Bandon, Kinsale, Macroom, and Ballincollig. The challenge is ongoing and judging will finish on July 7th, so please get out and pick up any bits of rubbish you see lying around if we are to come out on top this year. A summary of the initial results are given below, with the full scorecard at the bottom of this article:
|Description of Area||From||To||No. of Pieces of Litter (10 butts = 1 piece)||Marks|
|Town Centre||Carton House Chinese Restaurant||McCarthy Bar||4.6||9|
|Town Centre||Mlulchys Pharmacy||Millwheel Take away||7.9||9|
|Town Centre||Garda Station||Reens Pharmacy||9.7||9|
|Town Center||Razor Sharp Barbers||Cream House||1.8||9|
|Town Centre||Corkery Bar||Door of John Moyhihans Rallying||6.4||9|
|Town Centre||Nibbles Restaurant||Tarrants- The Bridge Bar||3.1||9|
|Residential Area||Murphys Terrence, House #1||Pier of House no 7||0||10|
|Residential Area||House No 1 of Old Coach Drive ( Down from Murphys||Start of wall of House No 7||3||9|
|Service/School||Esso Centra- Entrance from the Town||Raiding where tractors are parked||13.3||8|
|Green Glens Area||Picnic Area at the start of the town – Seat before the||Tree||4||9|
FIFTY-ONE NEW houses in estates throughout North Cork, owned by Cork County Council but unpurchased under the Affordable Housing Scheme, have been put up for sale on the open market. In a clear sign of the times, the council is being forced to sell the houses for “whatever the market will offer for them”. Ten of the house are in Bweeng, three in Millstreet, two in Castlelyons, 11 in Rathcormac, 10 in Mitchelstown, one in Kilworth, six in Glanworth, two in Charleville and six in Kanturk.