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.
Congratulations to the team at St Johns Church, John street who have been out to undertake a big spring clean!
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 email@example.com or telephone us, see our contacts page. You can also like us on Facebook!
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.”
The new Callan road city pop up park development has commenced. There is a 2 year programme of works and events planned. Invasive weeds are being removed. An insect reserve and wild flower garden area is to be protected. A survey of existing plants has been undertaken. Initial grass cutting of access paths and cleaning took place on mid summers day and this was followed by a KKB pop up BBQ!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.