Why not take part in our KKB deep clean “spring cleans ” as part of the Kilkenny City National Spring Clean events! Our aim is to go deep into the bushes and verges and concentrate in particular on the removal of plastics which are not biodegradable.
The statistics tells how bad it can be on our County roads due to our “disposable” society; 100 drink cans, 43 paper cups and 127 plastic bottles were found in a recent Kilkenny Co Co survey on just 1km of country roadside! It is interesting to note that no plastic bags were listed. The 15c tax on each plastic bag has been a success.
Keep Kilkenny Beautiful did a plastic bag survey in Kilkenny City in 2000 and found over 200 discarded plastic bags in just one section of 1/2km roads edge.
We need the political courage to finally arrange to put a returnable 25c deposit (or more) on drink cans and plastic bottles.
For “paper” cups ( which also contain plastic) why niot consider a 25c tax an encouragement to use suddenly this “trash” is actually of value and the problem will disappear like the plastic bag !
The Kilkenny 2018-2020 draft litter management plan is currently being developed and is open for consultation. The document has the following sections, see link under.
If you want to make a submission or observation go to https://consult.kilkenny.ie/ga/consultation/draft-litter-management-plan-2018-2020
The Irish Business Against Litter results for 2017 have been announced.
Kilkenny City, a three times in a row winner has achieved excellence again with the coveted ” cleaner than European norms” status and joint 6th in the overall rankings for 2017.
Congratulations to Ennis on their receipt of a No.1 ranking in 2017
Formigine completed a joint Clean up with Kilkenny Clty on the 23rd September. As a clean up was taking place in Formigine in Italy, in Kilkenny Keep Kilkenny Beautiful coordinated a Joint Clean up day also.
It is proposed to have a formal twinning next May, currently there is a friendship agreement in place.
The entrance to the Riverside drive access to the Nore riverside walk looks a lot better today after the great spring cleaning work which has been completed. We thank the support of the Presbyterian Church in Kilkenny who came out in large numbers to work for the community. their aim is “Faith in Deed”, what a great way to do it!
The Kilkenny City Spring Clean continues. Tyndall Mountain Club members joined forces with KKB over the last number of weeks to Keep Kilkennny Beautiful. The results were fantastic! Clean ups included many bags of recyclable materials, glass and plastics.
If you are interested in our City and want to make a difference, why not contact Keep Kilkennny Beautiful and join our winning team!
Kilkenny City has again been nominated as finalist and ranked third in Ireland in the 2015 IBAL Awards. Congratulations also to Longford, Dungarvan, Dun Laoghaire and Drogheda our co-finalists. We also congratulate Longford on achieving the overall award for 2015.
Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee wish to acknowledge all of the work which has been completed over the last year by Voluntary Groups and clubs, Residents Associations, Businesses supported by their Associations and Kilkenny County Council in relation to their help in achieving this excellent result for Kilkenny City.
This excellent result follows an unprecedented 3 overall wins by Kilkenny city in the annual survey for the years 2012 – 2014.
Under is the adjudicators report:
Kilkenny: ?? out of 40 towns / cities surveyed. Cleaner than European Norms.
The Kilkenny sites were excellent. Some towns manage to have the town centre sites in good order but are let down by approach roads – not so with Kilkenny. It is clear that it is a very well respected and cared for environment, particularly those areas associated with Kilkenny Castle.
Approach from Dublin: Grade A. All was in excellent condition along this road and no litter was reported.
Riverwalk by Kilkenny Castle: Grade A. A wonderfully laid out and cared for environment – it was in excellent condition and there was a complete absence of litter throughout.
High Street: Grade A. There were many ‘olde’ style shop fronts along this well presented shopping street – paving and planter boxes were in very good condition. It was spotless.
St. Kieran’s College: Grade A. The area directly outside the entrance was clear of litter and all appeared in good order in the grounds within.
Kilkenny Castle – Outside the grounds: Grade A. The Parade and surrounding area were superb. The overall presentation was excellent and it is clearly very well maintained.
Kilkenny Castle – Grounds: Grade A. Extensive grounds surround the Castle and they were in very good condition. There was a complete absence of litter in the area surveyed.
Recycle Facility: Grade B. A mix of bottle and clothing recycling – a moderately littered site – at the base of the recycle bins.
SuperValu Car Park: Grade A. All was in good order at this car park and the supermarket entrance was spotless.
Rose Inn Street: Grade A. Another excellent town centre site – well presented and freshly maintained with an absence of litter.
Kilkenny Train Station: Grade A. The train station was in good order and very well served by litter bins. There didn’t appear to be any litter.
Kilkenny – Clonmel Link Road: Grade A. This was an excellent route. It passes through two local authorities and there was no major difference between the two in terms of litter.