Community Notes Dec 8th
December 04, 2018
Tidy Town’s Adjudicator’s Report
The following is the concluding extract from the adjudicating report on the village of Timoleague for 2018.
Tidiness and Litter Control: It was clear during adjudication that your community take the issue of litter control very seriously and you will be delighted to hear that Timoleague was virtually litter free on adjudication day. Aside from some isolated pieces that could be seen at the base of the church steps (beside the grotto), none could be found anywhere. This is considered to be a very good performance given that there are so many approach roads into your village (7 in total). We note that there are continuing problems with dog fouling (particularly leaving dog litter fouling bags in public places) and we recommend that these issues are discussed with Cork county Council. Would placing additional bins at reasonably regular intervals reduce the problem? Perhaps additional bins could be considered on a temporary basis with overall numbers reducing over a period of time? The standard of tidiness is generally high and like the adjudicator in 2017, we were impressed by the signage as the vast majority of it was in very good condition. Some improvements are possible. The black wrought iron gates to the friary would benefit from a fresh coat of paint and we were surprised to see the untidy and weedy area at the friary car-park which accommodates a clothes bank. It is recommended that this area is addressed by your committee and council as a matter of priority.
Concluding Remarks: We love returning to Timoleague each year and seeing the progress of your tidy towns committee at first hand. We are delighted to see that major improvements are about to take place to the park and to the harbour as a result of the sewerage scheme and we look forward to seeing these projects implemented in the years ahead. Best of luck for 2019.
The organisers of last Sunday’s coffee morning, bake sale and monster raffle in aid of The Down Syndrome Centre, Cork would like to sincerely thank all those who made the fundraising event such an enormous success. A big thank you to the huge crowd that packed the Community Hall. Also, the many volunteers who helped out on the morning and saw to it that no body left empty handed or unrefreshed. A big debt of gratitude is also due to the many people and businesses who sponsored a vast array of prizes for the raffle.
A final reminder that this week-end is one of the highlights of the year for young children, their parents and indeed the general public organised as a thank you by Molaga Tidy Towns Association. The official switch on of the Christmas Lights will take place on Saturday night at 7.45pm. There will also be carol singing at The Cross and it is hoped that Santy can be persuaded to stop off at Timoleague before he heads out west to visit the many children that will be eagerly awaiting his visit.
A Christmas Party will then be held with Santy leading all the crowd to the Community Hall.
Monster Hampers Raffle
Ticket sellers will be on duty at The Cross and at Foley’s Centra on Friday next Dec. 7th selling tickets for some fabulous Christmas Hampers. They will also be there on Saturday morning. This is one of two fundraising events run by the local tidy towns committee each year and is most generously supported by the general public