Riverside clean up!

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!

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National spring Clean

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!

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Kilkenny City is 2015 Finalist in Irish Business Against Litter survey!

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.

 Canal Walk, Kilkenny

Canal Walk, Kilkenny

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.

High street Kilkenny

High street Kilkenny

Kilkenny Railway station

Kilkenny Railway station

Sub aqua Club go to all depths to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny  Sub aqua Club  have taken our spring clean campaign  one step further ! ….. with under water cleaning.  Items washed down the river Nore  in times of river floods get caught at the bottom of the river and can be a danger to swimmers, boating  and to wildlife. Unfortunately there are also  items such as bicycles, bottles, traffic cones and  shopping trolleys  found.  The divers locate the  items to be removed which are then marked with buoys.  They are  then raised to boats and   brought for authorised disposal.

Diving equipment at  Canal square during the cleaning operation.

Diving equipment at Canal square during the cleaning operation.

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Spring cleaning is under way in Kilkenny

Regular Cleanups have continued through out the winter. Why not join in with our next clean up now that the weather is  improving. We look forward to hearing from you!   Email us at  mail@keepkilkennybeautiful.com  or telephone us, see our contacts page. You can also  like us on Facebook!

clean up circular road -Above: Clean up recently undertaken in Circular road area.

 

“Stop Food Waste Challenge” volunteers wanted!

Why not  take part in  the Kilkenny “Stop Food Waste Challenge”.  The aim is  to reduce your food waste, save money, have some fun and enjoy tasty meals on the way!

If you are interested in being part of the challenge, ring Bernadette Moloney, Environmental Awareness Officer on 056-7794487 or email your contact details to  mail@keepkilkennybeautiful.com  or bernadette.moloney@kilkennycoco.ie before the 18th of September 2014.

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Kilkenny railway station gets “A” grade in latest Ibal survey.

Congratulations to Irish Rail for the high standard of our City Railway Station. The assessors noted the following in their recent  report:

Kilkenny Train Station – Exterior:  Grade A.  This was an excellent site – not only was there a complete absence of litter but the overall presentation was very fresh e.g. railings, steps, entrance, signage and visitor information, and planter boxes.

Kilkenny Train Station – Interior:  Grade A.  The interior of the station had some interesting historical notices and photographs, almost museum / gallery like – a lovely feature.  Bins, seating, planting, signage and flooring were all in excellent condition – a real credit to the station staff.

Wembers of KKB celebrate with  Kilkenny railway station Staff.  Kilkenny is Ibal  No.1 in Ireland.

Members of KKB celebrate with Kilkenny railway station Staff. Kilkenny  Ibal No.1 in Ireland.