We hope everyone had a nice relaxing festive season and a good start into the New Year. Our volunteers also took a well deserved break and we will back in action on Saturday next week (January 18th).
We have many things planned for 2014 and therefore need more volunteers. We normally meet every Saturday morning to carry out clean-ups, painting, planting, etc.
But volunteering with us doesn’t mean that you have to come out every Saturday/Sunday. Any Saturday/Sunday morning in the year would be great. We are also urgently looking for experts in areas such as gardening/art/wildlife that can give us advice and guidance.
If you are wondering what we are doing, here are some of the things we achieved last year:
- Ongoing lobbying of Cork County Council to ensure necessary repairs to footpaths etc. are carried out
- Many meetings with Cork County Council about the new cycle tracks in Ballybrack Woods and Douglas Community Park
- We planted 80 trees next to the N40 sliproad
- Painting of railings and fences
- Regular cleanups of Douglas assisted on occaision by Douglas/Frankfield Scouts, McDonalds, O’Briens Garage and of course SuperValu
- Under the FAS scheme we applied for two TUS worker who are a great help with Douglas Tidy Towns/Douglas Community Association activities
- Submissions to the DLUTS (Douglas Land Use and Transportation Strategy) plans
- With the assistance of the Probation Service, we cleaned paths in the Ballybrack Woods and painted the railings on the bridges
- Successfully applied for a grant from SECAD which will allow us to repair and upgrade some of the paths in the Ballybrack Woods/Mangala
- Cleaning of road signs
- Achieved an extra 6 points in the Tidy Towns competition
All of this work is ongoing and we need your help! Please get in touch, our contact details can be found here.