Results of the Anti-Litter challenge 2019

The results of the anti-litter challenge are out and the Millstreet Tidy Towns are very proud of the results our town has received. We came 2nd in our catigory and 3rd overall 🤩👏. Below is the breakdown of the scoring in this second round, and the full scoreboard thius far. This isn’t the end though … there’s more judges on their way for the final third round! Volunteers are always welcome! ☺️

[read more …] “Results of the Anti-Litter challenge 2019”

June Bank Holiday’s Litter Pick-Up

June Bank Holiday’s litter pick-up, and still no improvement in the cigarette butts hitting the streets and pavements of Millstreet. What a pity that so many people are working hard to gain the extra points to put us into the silver medal category. Wake up people, stretch those arms to reach a bin or butt bin instead of dropping on the ground.

Thanks for the extra help for the litter pick up last week. It’s not nice picking up other people’s litter but this group didn’t complain and worked away with a smile. Thanks, we may see a silver medal this September after all.

It’s bad enough to see household rubbish in our street bins but this rubbish is recyclable…. :  [read more …] “June Bank Holiday’s Litter Pick-Up”

Second Stage of Cork Co. Council Litter Challenge Begins

Week 4 and today (Monday, 27th May 2019) the second stage of Cork County Council litter challenge begins, finishing on June 5th. Does anyone feel that the Sunday collection of cigarette butts is getting smaller? Is the message getting out there? Please, all litter and cigarette butts, belong in the bin, not on our pavements/ streets/approach roads. Also, dog owners are required by law, to pick up your dogs mess and bin it too, it is considered to be litter and there is a fine if caught not doing so.

Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet

With the superb assistance of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Cork Co. Council Millstreet Branch and Millstreet Community Council four new hugely impressive outdoor seats have been put in place in Millstreet – one outside St. Patrick’s Church – one near the Eurovision 1993 Display at West End Car Park and two more within the Pollinator Park in Drishane Road – all illustrated in our images below.   MCC had presented a cheque from the sale of the 2019 Calendar which helped to fund the cost of the four seats made in Ballingeary from Recycled Plastic.   The very comfortable seats are already proving to be wonderfully popular.   Sincere thanks to All involved in the installation of the four splendid seats.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Four New Wonderfully Impressive Outdoor Seats Now in Place in Millstreet”

Presentation of Smart Store Survey

This Tuesday on the 14th of May at 8pm 7:30pm. Millstreet Community School students will be presenting the results of their Smart Store survey which they conducted in O’Keeffes Supervalu. This presentation on their findings will be followed up by a talk given by the Cork County Council on sustainability. Part of the Tidy Towns goals is to strive for sustainability and reducing food waste is an important part of that.
All are welcome to attend this event at the Community School.

Tidy Towns Update

This is Week 2 of collecting litter around Millstreet, but no change in cigarette butts – the town would have been knocked out of the Anti-Litter Challenge for these butts alone!

Millstreet Tidy Towns would like to thank those who have helped so far, there was a big improvement outside pubs, thank you!  The butts in the picture below were collected all around town, not outside the pubs!

The Litter Challenge competition starts this week, May 13th to May 22nd. Judging begins in Tanyard Wood moving up into town. Judging can be at anytime, any day.

We really appreciate everyone’s help so far, don’t forget we are always looking for more helpers to help show off your town’s beauty!

[read more …] “Tidy Towns Update”

Please Don’t Throw Your Cigarettes on our Streets

This picture shows just how many cigarette butts were picked off the streets of Millstreet last Sunday morning. Our Tidy Towns loose 1 point for every 10 butts counted by the judges of the county litter and national litter competitions. Smokers, please don’t throw your cigarettes on our streets, we need your help in this competition.

Millstreet Clean-up Day

Millstreet Tidy Towns is delighted to announce that we are organizing a cleanup day for the 27th of April.

We will be meeting in The Square at 10am and plan to finish up around 1pm. There will be refreshments provided after in the Millstreet GAA hall after provided generously by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu.

All necessary equipment will be provided such as Pickers, Bags and High-visibility vests, the only thing you will need to bring is yourselves.

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Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park

It was John O’Keeffe’s niece – Peg O’Keeffe of Drishane Road, Millstreet – who this Monday morning (11th March 2019) officially unveiled the very impressive plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park in the presence of a wonderful cross section of local people and visitors including relatives from Mitchelstown of the late Lena.   Members of Millstreet Tidy Towns and Members of Millstreet Town Park were also present.   Chairman of Millstreet Town Park Committee – Denis Twomey – delivered a superb speech acknowledging the amazing contribution both John and the late Lena made to Millstreet over several years.   Denis Hickey and his Team had the ground and plaque placement splendidly prepared.   Here we share some 18 images illustrating what a very special occasion it was – blessed, thankfully, by perfect weather conditions.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Peg O’Keeffe unveils the special plaque.
Denis Twomey and Denis Hickey applaud Peg having officially unveiled the plaque.
Belle Brosnan (with her Grandmother) points to the new plaque. Belle’s Grandfather, the late Neily O’Leary, devoted lots of dedicated time to the care of the Town Park and Millstreet environs.
Áine Collins was among those who were instrumental in accessing funding for Millstreet Town Park and hugely respected the inspirational efforts of John and Lena.

And we share a further 13 images from this morning’s historic occasion. [read more …] “Wonderful Gathering for Unveiling of John & Lena Plaque in Millstreet Town Park”

Unveiling of Special Plaque at Town Park Bridge on Monday

Everyone is welcome to the unveiling of a special plaque at the Bridge in Millstreet Town Park on Monday, 11th March 2019 at 10:30 a.m..  The Plaque is dedicated to John O’Keeffe and the late Lena O’Keeffe in recognition of their magnificent contribution to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association and to Millstreet Town Park over many years.  Our picture shows John and Lena photographed in 2006.  Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

John & Lena O’Keeffe pictured at West End, Millstreet on 18th July 2006.

 

Tidy Towns – Bronze Medal Presentation

The Tidy Towns Bronze Medal Award 2018 to Millstreet Tidy Towns volunteers, Gordon O’Keeffe, Derry Sheehan, Colman Culhane, was presented by Cllr. Mike Kennelly and Dolores Farrell, SuperValu Community and Sponsorship Brand Manager, at the Listowel Arms Hotel last weekend. Well done to ALL. [Tralee Today

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Millstreet Community Council Congratulates Tidy Towns Association

Millstreet Community Council extends sincere congratulations to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association on its recent superb result in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2018.   Achieving seven extra marks and a further Bronze Medal is most encouraging.   Visitors to our area consistently comment on the beauty and tidiness of our town.  (S.R.)

And a further message from Noel Buckley, Chairman, Millstreet Community Council: 

“At the monthly meeting of Millstreet Community Council congratulations were extended to the Tidy Towns Committee on achieving such high marks and winning their category in this year’s competition.  With their continued dedication and commitment and with the continuing co-operation of everyone in the community, overall victory is now within sight.”

A wonderfully colourful West End, Millstreet in the Summer of 2018. Click on the image to enlarge.

Seven point increase for Millstreet Tidy Towns

Congratulations to all involved with Millstreet Tidy Towns rise from 314 points last year 2017,  to 321 points in 2018, which was announced at the national awards this morning. A Bronze medal and only 18 points behind the national winners Listowel.

[read more …] “Seven point increase for Millstreet Tidy Towns”

Smart Store Cooking: Chloé

“I had my dinner from it and mom had her dinner from it and there was still some leftover so I put it into my lunchbox and had it for lunch the next day” – Chloé describes her experience with cooking from the Smart Store Cooking recipe book utilising the ingredients already in her family home. Planning nutritious, easy to follow meals while reducing food waste is something Chloé incorporates into her busy student life.

This Anti Dumping Initiative with Millstreet Tidy Town is in cooperation witCork County Council and Southern Regional Waste Office. [1]

Smart Store Cooking Introduction

Follow Michelle over the coming weeks, where she will interview the local community about the new Smart Store Cooking initiative, supported by O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet and Cork County Council

For more information please contact the Millstreet Tidy Town facebook page

Another Anti-Litter success for Millstreet

Another amazing result for Millstreet and Millstreet Tidy Town. First in Category A of the Anti Litter Challenge 2018. Thank you to all involved and all who helped, and of course the organisers Cork County Council.

[read more …] “Another Anti-Litter success for Millstreet”

Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking

Blessed with glorious weather the large attendance enjoyed a supremely enjoyable afternoon outdoors at O’Keeffe’s Supervalu, Minor Row, Millstreet at the official launch of Smart Store Cooking.  Chairman of Millstreet Tidy Towns Association, Derry Sheehan addressed the large crowd and called upon Eily Buckley to cut the launch ribbon.   Most impressive stalls, lots of delicious food, face painting, music and the Animal Road Show all helped to make the occasion such a wonderful success.   Key Coordinators Joe Fitzgerald and Áine Murphy of Supervalu plus Stephen O’Sullivan of CCC together with members of Millstreet TTA ensured a great occasion where we were delighted to help with the Live Facebook transmission worldwide.   This may be viewed on the Facebook of Millstreet Tidy Town.   Here we share the first of our selections of images from the very memorable and important occasion.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Atmosphere at Launch of Smart Store Cooking”

Today: Smart Store Cooking

This afternoon, Millstreet Tidy Town are hosting the launch of Smart Store Cooking, a new project enabling people to plan, shop and cook more efficiently, saving on time, while being cheaper on the pocket at the till, cheaper on the pocket for bin collection, and better for the environment by reducing food waste.

This project is hugely important and is at its core part of the sustainability project that will reduce landfill and help in reduction of waste. It is the first of its kind in the country and is being funded by the Anti Dumping initiative 2018. We would very much appreciate if you attend this event. It would be great opportunity for us to showcase how this will work and hopefully you might pick up a few tips.
Smart Store Cooking, Thursday 21st June 3 to 5pm @ O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet, Minor Row, Millstreet, where there will be a Cooking Demo, entertainment for the kids, and Country Clean will be on site to Demo how to compost and recycle correctly.

[read more …] “Today: Smart Store Cooking”

Millstreet Tidy Town

With the good weather, Millstreet Tidy Town are back out, making Millstreet a nicer place again. Lots showed up to repaint the picnic area at the Drishane Road last week, and all around town.  Anyone looking to help with future projects please don’t not hesitate to contact them on their Facebook page.

See below for more of what they have been up to:  [read more …] “Millstreet Tidy Town”

County Mayor’s Community Awards

“Recognition for work done by Millstreet Tidy Towns … more to do!” 

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Recognition for Tidy Town Groups

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.

Tidy Towns Present Awards

A feel good factor surrounded the annual Millstreet Tidy Towns Awards presentation at a pleasant function hosted in the Clara Inn. The enthusiastic Millstreet Tidy Towns Association earned an impressive six marks increase to 314 for 2017, those marks are hard earned, the Millstreet Association thrilled with the rate of progress. The Millstreet Awards function saluted local effort, best Commercial Frontage was awarded to Noel C Duggan with Reen’s Pharmacy highly commended. Taking the Best Town House was Lawrence McSweeney, Drishane Road; earning high commendation were Michael and Joan Sheehan, Minor Row – article thanks to John Tarrant 

Millstreet Tidy Town Association Awards Night

Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to invite one and all to the Annual Award Ceremony for 2017. There will be 3 categories:

  • Best Commercial Premises
  • Best Garden
  • Best Household

The awards ceremony will be held in The Clara Inn, Wednesday 18th October @ 8pm. We would love to see as many as can make it for this wonderful night. It is a chance for us as a community to celebrate our Bronze Medal again for 2017 in Tidy Town competition as well as our own unsung heroes from home. See you all there.. Remember 8pm Wednesday 18th of October.

— Read Millstreet Tidy Towns Results for 2017

Tidy Towns Report 2017

Many Congrats to Millstreet Tidy Towns Association who have increased their score by six points this year at the National Tidy Towns Awards, and retained their Bronze Medal. Millstreet is getting closer to the top table every year, with overall winners Birdhill only 18 points ahead of us. A huge congrats must go to all that helped in any way through the year, and to O’Keeffe’s SuperValu Millstreet for helping them to make our area a nicer place to live in. The breakdown of the report is below:  [read more …] “Tidy Towns Report 2017”

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]

Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today

True Community Spirit was superbly demonstrated today during the nationwide Tidy Towns Clean Up Project.  To illustrate the inspiring enthusiasm clearly in evidence we visited The Square where many splendid Volunteers prepared to travel to various parts of Millstreet to participate in the major Clean Up.  Then we went to Tanyard Wood when a wonderful Team including many young people completed a magnificent clean up project.   Sincere congratulations to All who so very enthusiastically participated.  Please click on the following images to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Inspiring Enthusiasm Demonstrated by Team Millstreet Clean Up Today”

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

Presentation of Local Tidy Towns Awards at “Clara Inn”

The annual Local Awards from Millstreet Tidy Towns Association were presented at the "Clara Inn" on Wednesday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The annual Local Awards from Millstreet Tidy Towns Association were presented at the “Clara Inn” on Wednesday night. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

7millstreet-tidy-towns-local-awards-2016-600 6millstreet-tidy-towns-local-awards-2016-600 5millstreet-tidy-towns-local-awards-2016-600 4millstreet-tidy-towns-local-awards-2016-600And here are some more images from the happy occasion. [read more …] “Presentation of Local Tidy Towns Awards at “Clara Inn””

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.

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