An anti litter week titled “Don’t Rubbish our Heritage” took place in Kilkenny City as part of Heritage Week 2010.
On Thursday the 26th of August the Kilkenny City dog mascot handed out HSE information leaflets and pooper scoopers to dog walkers along the Canal and Castle Parade. the aim was to educate dog owners in relation to the importance of the responsible disposal of Dog waste.
Sheamus and the Fox, Heritage week 2010 anti litter action: Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Sheamus and the Fox attract young hurlers!, Heritage week 2010 anti litter action: Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
On Friday 27th of August we had extra cleaning help from Sheamus an enthusiastic street cleaner and his fox. Old and young alike were beguiled by the smart fox and silver tongued street cleaner. We thank Bui Bolg street performers who circulated High Street and St Kieran Street highlighting the importance of not throwing rubbish on the street and not stubbing cigarettes.
Sheamus and the Fox, Heritage week 2010 anti litter action at the City Hall, High street: Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Kilkenny city has received a clean bill of health from ibal (Irish Business Against Litter) following its latest survey of some 53 towns and cities through out Ireland this Summer. Mr Sean Leahy Keep Kilkenny Beautiful chairman has complimented the excellent work undertaken this year by all elements of community.
The Parade and Kilkenny Castle August 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Sean Leahy, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee Chairman, thanks the many volunteers who helped to clean up litter black spots and improve unsightly parts of the city over the summer.
This last week a major clean up was organised in the Butt’s area in conjunction with the Fr. McGrath centre involving the children of the area. this work continues as part of the KKB campaign to involve children and families in the upkeep and cleaning of their own areas and communities in conjunction also with the Bainisteoir Bruscair competitions earlier in the year. This grass roots approach has been to the benefit of the community at large while instilling pride and a sense of ownership by those who have partaken this year. The recent clean up included many children and residents from the Butt’s area cleaning around the Waterbarrack and the Bregeagh River Public Park areas which are adjacent to one of the city’s busiest traffic roundabouts.
The Butt's roundabout and St Canice's Church Summer 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
St Canice's Church and colourful planting at the Butt's 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
The winners have been announced in the KKB county wide Bainisteoir Bruscair 2010 children’s anti litter environmental awareness competition. During the competition the KKB visited all of Kilkenny city primary schools to enlist the new Bainisteoir Bruscair. Many hundreds of our children became Bainisteoir Bruscair each selecting their own anti litter team. There was also a county wide anti litter slogan and name the Bainisteoir Cat competition in conjunction with the Kilkenny People newspaper. This year Brian Cody our Kilkenny Hurling Bainisteoir made a presentation of Bicycles to the proud overall winners. (picture under), Sean Leahy, KKB Chairman thanked the Kilkenny People newspaper and McDonalds restaurants for their generous sponsorship of the competition.
“If I have rubbish in my hand
Where do I think it should land?
On the ground or in the hedge?
Maybe I will leave it on a ledge?
But I support every Kilkenny team
So I want Kilkenny to stay clean”