Deep clean under way!

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 !

iur City ring road cycle and walk way, spring cleaned!

Kells road path and cycle way at entry to into our City

 

 

Autumn Bulb planting

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful has distributed a large number of bulbs for autumn planting by resident associations  through out Kilkenny. We look forward to the added colour  in Spring 2017.

Bulb planting, it is goo to seek a location where the grass does not compete with the bulbs

Bulb planting, it is good to seek a location where the grass does not compete with the bulbs

planting under the canopy of trees

planting under the canopy of trees

elcoming the start of Spring!

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!

Why not  email us:  mail@keepkilkennybeautiful.com DSCF7689 DSCF7691 DSCF7692 IMG_1844

 

 

 

Many thanks to SOS

SOS on the Callan Road are busy again. This group of dedicated Kilkenny residents have taken on the task of keeping the Callan road up to standard for the summer. They will now be eligible to enter the draw for the Bruce Springstein tickets as part of the Bruce Spring-Clean. Best of luck.
Why not consider helping them on their weekly clean-up or on any other KKB clean-up.sos