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”
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”
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”
“Recognition for work done by Millstreet Tidy Towns … more to do!”
— John Paul O' Shea (@johnpauloshea1) April 27, 2018
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.
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 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.
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”
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]
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”
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.
Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall
Sponsored by: Avonmore Electrical, Supervalu O’Keeffe’s, Millstreet Cork County Council
And here are some more images from the happy occasion. [read more …] “Presentation of Local Tidy Towns Awards at “Clara Inn””
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
Conor Nelligan – Heritage Officer / ‘Ireland 2016’ County Coordinator has shared the following very interesting information re Medal Winners in Cork County at the recent National Tidy Towns Competition. (S.R.)
The results for the National Tidy Towns Competition have been recently announced and are available to view on the Tidy Towns website by clicking here. The overall winner for 2016 was Skerries in Dublin with a score of 327 but it is clearly visible that the towns and villages of County Cork are getting closer and closer to the mark, with the County this year having picked up 19 medals:
Numerous other locations in Cork, including some of the above also won other Tidy Town Associated Awards, for example, the Pollinator Award went to Kildorrery, the Islands Award went to Bere Island and, Coolagown, Cobh, Carrigaline and Kinsale also picked up other awards.
[read more …] “Cork Fairs Well in 2016 Tidy Town Awards”
The 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:
Millstreet Tidy Town Association Annual Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend in Millstreet – 30th/31st July 2016. Hugely impressive is the tremendous work carried out by this marvellous Association. Your generous support is greatly appreciated. We thank Denis Hickey and Pat Randles for reminding us of this annual important collection. (S.R.)
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
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.
Refreshments afterwards to be held @ GAA Hall.
Sponsored by: Supervalu O’Keeffe’s Millstreet, & Cork County Council
Millstreet Tidy Town Association are delighted to announce that this year again Tony Keneally, Wildlife Biologist will be running a project with the Transition Year Students of Millstreet Community School. The Transition Year Students have made Nest Boxes for Barn Owls and Kestrels and the Transition Year Students will endeavour to study these magnificent birds. [read more on the project]
Happy 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
All these extra creative additions to our area certainly help to further increase marks in the national Tidy [read more …] “Cartoon Characters “Tom & Jerry” at Mill View!”
The following communication was received from Gordon O’Keeffe. (S.R.):
Ladies & Gentelmen,
As Secretary of Millstreet Tidy Towns & Tourism Assocation we are pleased to attach this years Adjudication Report for the National Tidy Town Competition. We are extremely proud of our achievement of 302 points which is a fantastic 5 points improvement on 2014.
To put this in context, 302 points is only 21 points behind the overall winner – Letterkenny @ 323 points.
Success at this scale will only be maintained with the participation of the whole community.
From the attached report (which in fact has already been shared on our website “Tidy Towns increase by 5 points!“) you will see that the Tidy Town Competition is much more that just picking up litter.
Our Association needs help from a broad skillbase to achieve our goal of being the overall National Tidy Town winner.
Your assistance in any form, large or small, will help us to achieve this goal.
We look forward to your favourable response.
Gordon O’ Keeffe HON. SEC.
MILLSTREET TIDY TOWNS & TOURISM ASSOCATION
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 :
Tidy Towns Competition 2015 – Adjudication Report
|Centre: Millstreet 480||Ref: 480|
|County: Cork(North)||Mark: 302|
|Category: D||Date(s): 16/6/2015|
|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|
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 [read more …] “Tidy Towns increase by 5 points !”
The 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.