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