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Lismore TT Notes 4-7-2018

Even with the intense heat of the past week the work team got out on Monday evening and Wednesday morning  last.  All of the Grotto area at  West Street was weeded & swept plus the weeding of the  new flower  beds at the New Way and the pointed part of the Triangle.  On Wednesday morning all of the footpaths in the Millenium Park were swept  and the team  also  swept outside the  footpath kerbing from West Street to the Castle Lodge on Mai Street. We found that the  debris collected was mainly cigarette butts which ties in with the results of a recent nationwide survey. The exterior footpaths of business premises where people are allowed to smoke should be swept everyday  and  the  cooperation of all businesses is needed in regard to the above. It is acknowledged that there are some businesses who do sweep up outside their properties on a daily basis and thanks to them for doing  this. Our two CE workers Jim and Gordon  did a lot of painting  in the past week with the entrance gate  to their  base done and nearly all of the ESB  junction boxes  all around the town as well  as the washing of all of the town’s  litter bins.

It was interesting to read in the national newspapers at the week-end that Minister for Transport Shane Rosse’s plan to have no petrol or diesel cars on Irish roads by 2030 has hit a significant bump due to the ending  of an EU payment of 25 million euro to ESB Networks to develop a nationwide network of  public charge points. Electric  vehicles are seen as a key opportunity to ensure that Ireland is not hit with massive fines over its failure to live up to climate change obligations. Lismore does not have a public charger   something that Lismore Tidy Towns tried to address in 2016  but  were informed  by ESB Networks  that the town would be put on a list for installation  in the future?
Thanks to all of the local Lismore outdoor staff Waterford City and Co. Co. for all of the  great work done in the Millennium Park Lismore in preparation for the installation of the new wood sculpture which we thought would be ready this week but it won’t now be here until sometime next week. Joe Barry staff member   who retired on Friday  is thanked for all of his work in the town and  all involved with Lismore Tidy Towns  wish Joe well  in his retirement.

ECO TIP OF THE WEEK

Continuing tips as to why growing your own food is good—-
  • because you will make new friends and connect with  your neighbours when you share your vegetable gluts–
  • because having a deeper understanding of growing even a little gives a better appreciation of the time and effort that goes into producing wholesome nourishing food. Hence you will be less likely to complain about the price of real food again!!
  • because you get a real feelgood factor.” Growing your own” produces a wonderful sense of pride and satisfaction at each new achievement. It may also spark new interests in nutrition, botany & landscaping