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 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

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.

Street Art in the Park

The electricity box in the Douglas Community Park got a new look on Sunday and Monday morning. Thanks to everyone who gave a hand, supplied tea & coffee etc. Lots of passersby commented favourably on it.

Tackling the Lion

Today, Bogdan and Kevin raised and cleaned the Lions Club sign at the entrance to Douglas village. Well done, boys!

Our weekly litter pick also took place as usual.