Bandon Tidy Towns Planting Continues

We (The Bandon Tidy Towns Group) have been busy planting for the summer. For the first time we have put up hanging baskets along MacSweeney Quay, a few on the new poles leading to St Patricks Quay and on the new poles on Kilbrogan Hill. A big thank you to our new mayor Liz who waters all these baskets for us!!

FAS are helping us out with the painting of the very sad looking railings around the shambles. We recently painted the pump at the bottom of Kilbrogan Hill yellow so that our new plant box in front of the pump will stand out.

This evening we were out planting under the trees on Kilbrogan Hill. A chap stopped and gave Bandon Tidy Towns a euro 20 donation for our efforts so that will go towards some more plants. On behalf of Bandon Tidy Towns, a big thank you to that very generous person!!

The bed on the Dunmanway Road/Ball Alley Lane has been planted with perennial geraniums so it will take a year before these spread out and look really good. This is a very large bed and somewhat in the shade so perennial planting makes more sense than annuals.

The Bandon Chamber of Commerce has let the now defunct Bandon Tourist Office ‘go to seed’. We cleared out the weeds from all the gutters last week and started to wash them but torrential rain stopped play. Hopefully we’ll have better weather on Tuesday when we can finish it off. This building is particularly visible when approaching the town centre so it’s quite sad that it is being let get into a bad state.

A big thank you to the Rosminians and St Patricks Upton who have helped Bandon Tidy Towns enormously. On our annual spring clean day in April, Ash and his team cleared the railway line walk and car park of piles of litter on a really wet day. Donal and his team at St Patricks planted up all the hanging baskets along the quay. They were also responsible for growing all the plants in the hanging baskets and for the agaranthenums on the New Road. Well done to all of them for all their hard work! Incidentally Ash and his team from the Rosminian centre keep many of the boxes within the new developments along MacSweeney Quay and also in the courtyard outside their own building which is behind Da Vida’s. Take a peak in there sometime to see how well the plants look.

Clonakilty may be miles ahead of us in the Tidy Town competition but watch out Clonakilty, it may take us a while but we in Bandon are getting into gear!!


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