Charleville Tidy Towns – Anti Litter Challenge

The first round of the anti-litter challenge ran from May 14th t0 May 23rd. CTT volunteers were on the street each morning and were assisted by Transition Year students from St. Mary’s Secondary School and CBS Secondary School. St. Anne’s Primary School and CBS Primary are playing their part by keeping the area outside their school complexes litter free. On Tuesday 22nd we were also assisted by a group of staff from AIB Charleville whose participation was appreciated.
This year CTT volunteers have noticed a marked improvement and we thank all who are making a valuable contribution, especially those vintners who are sweeping up the cigarette butts outside their premises. This is very much appreciated by CTT volunteers. Again we are appealing to all smokers to use the bins provided.
Thank you to all the outlets who are displaying the beautiful anti-litter posters created by the children in all our schools, the printing of which was kindly sponsored by Da Vinci Creative. Please heed the message on these posters.
The second round of this competition runs from May 28th to June 6th. We will be on the streets again and seeking the co-operation of everyone in keeping the streets litter free. Schools, Service areas, the Town Park and some housing estates are also being judged so please be conscious of this.

On Monday 21st we had a great turn out for our weekly clean up and weeded and brushed Smith’s Lane, Noonan’s Lane and the car park. A large stack of black bags was left for collection by Cork County Council. The hard work put in by regular CTT volunteers week in, week out is highly commended and it was fantastic to be joined by several new volunteers which meant more work could be done. Our town will certainly benefit and volunteers enjoy a chat and a bit of banter as well
On Monday 28th we will meet at Mannix College at 7pm and work back towards The Four Winds. . A cead mile failte awaits anyone who turns up at mannix College at 7pm on Monday 28th. A shovel and brush would help but is not essential.