Many hands certainly made light work on this warm summers evening as a big spruce up took place in the Dublin road and Carlow road areas…. the weeds did not have a chance!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us, see our contacts page. You can also like us on Facebook!
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org before the 18th of September 2014.
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.
Kilkenny has achieved a No.1 result again in the latest Ibal survey .
This result reflects the hard work put in by the City Authorities and all our Voluntary groups over the last number of months. The assessors noted;
“Kilkenny has cemented its position as Ireland’s cleanest city – all sites surveyed got the top litter grade. What sets Kilkenny and other continuously high ranking towns apart is not just the lack of litter but the efforts put into the presentation of the environment e.g. High Street had beautiful new paving and a couple of years ago the approach to Kilkenny Castle was redesigned. The surveyor noted that Kilkenny Train Station (Interior) was almost museum like with historical photographs / notices – a lovely feature.”
Kilkenny is recipient the overall National IBAL award for a second time. Kilkenny achieved top marks in the latest IBAL survey released on the 6th January 2014.
The City received Grade A for all of the judged areas. The KKB congratulates the City Authorities, Voluntary Groups, Businesses, Resident Associations and all who have worked together over the last year.
Regular KKB clean ups have already commenced and if you wish to take part why not contact us at email@example.com to register your interest. Tree planting and City tree survey are being undertaken on the 18th January and the our Tidy Towns Estates initiative is also being launched.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events.
The latest Ibal anti-litter survey places Kilkenny as the tidiest City in Ireland with a “Cleaner than European Norms” rating. Kilkenny came 2nd in Ireland in the overall rankings behind Cavan town.
“Congratulations to the citizens and local authority of Kilkenny – an excellent result – what is noticeable about Kilkenny and other very high ranking towns / cities is the great care that is taken in the overall presentation of the environment and it is not just about litter.