Bracken Court Clean-Up

Supported by Douglas Tidy Towns volunteers, a large number of Bracken Court resident’s conducted a big spring-clean of their estate. Though Bracken Court is a well-kept estate it too has dark corners filled with rubbish. So we ended up with a large amount of bags. Thanks to everyone who gave a hand!

The other Tidy Towns volunteers weren’t idle either. Conny and Kevin painted more ESB boxes, Sheila and Barry conducted a litter pick on the Grange road and Donnybrook Hill, while Aidan did the same in the village.

Fresh colour for ESB boxes

Among the many things tackled last Saturday was the painting of some of the ESB boxes in the village – an excellent job by Brian and Kevin!

We also did the regular litter pick – in particular the Douglas Woods needed our attention. 4 bags hauled out of there alone.

Open Letter to all Douglas Business Managers

Dear Manager,

 Douglas Tidy Towns are appealing to local business managers to help Keep Douglas Clean.

 Tidy Town volunteers clean the Douglas area every Saturday throughout the year; removing litter, clearing weeds, painting out graffiti, planting flowers, cleaning signs, etc. This has positive impacts for local businesses, but we need your support to continue this effort.

 Douglas Tidy Towns are asking every Shopping Centre, Fast Food Outlet, Convenience Store, Pub, Betting Shop, Cinema, Hotel, Restaurant and Commercial Business Premises to make an effort to keep Douglas clean. The areas that we are hoping to improve in 2012 are in accordance with the Dept. of the Environment Tidy Towns Report on Douglas 2011, and are listed as follows:

  1. Upgrading the Built Environment
  2. Landscaping
  3. Wildlife & Natural Amenities
  4. Litter Control
  5. Waste Minimisation
  6. Tidiness & Graffiti
  7. Residential Areas
  8. Approach Roads & Streets

 So, as a business manager what can you do to help? Here are some general areas that perhaps you could help improve on:

  • Keep your business premises painted and maintained.
  • Keep your business premises and car park litter free
  • Provide litter bins for your customers
  • Report litter black spots to Douglas Tidy Towns
  • Plant window box flower displays or hanging baskets.

 We would be pleased to advise you in these areas. Please log on to our website www.douglastidytowns.ie for more information. Please link to the website and follow us on facebook as an illustration of your support.

 Douglas Tidy Towns have an annual competition for Best Presented SHOP FRONT / BUSINESS / WORKPLACE to encourage and reward local businesses to play their part. Please contact Douglas Tidy Towns if you have ideas about how we can work together to Keep Douglas Clean.

Regards & thanks,

Kevin T. Dalton

Secretary, Douglas Tidy Towns

Phone 021-4894955
E-mail: info@douglastidytowns.ie

Old Carrigaline Road Clean-Up

Last Saturday we did a clean-up of the very windy and dangerous Old Carrigaline Rd. Thankfully the Gardai had provided us with traffic cones! We also noticed a very bad dumping area in the vicinity and brought this to the attention of the County Council.

National Tree Week

As part of National Tree week we planted a number of oak and ash trees in the Douglas Woods/Mangala. The trees were kindly given to us by the Cork Environmental Forum.

The weekly litter pick took also place as usual. Among the many areas cleaned were the Rochestown Road, Churchyard Lane, (South) Douglas Road, Douglas East and Church Road.