Launch on the Parade in Kilkenny by the Minister of the Environment Mr Phil Hogan of our Bin it your way! city initiative to encourage the responsible disposal of chewing gum.
Freebooters Football club join with the KKB to undertake cleanups in Kilkenny.
Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club (KACC) members went to work on cleaning the river bank from Greens Bridge to weir at the County Council at the end of January and collected some eight black bags of rubbish along with a TV and life buoys. Earlier in the month a further 13 life buoys were collected on the river between Kilkenny and Bennettsbridge, these have since been returned to the County Council. The KKB compliment the KACC for their continued support and for their dedication and interest in protecting and enhancing the wonderful river amenity which we have right through Kilkenny City
Kilkenny City has been awarded “Clean to European Norms” designation in the latest IBAL review issued on the 9th January 2012.
Mr Sean Leahy KKB chairman complements all in the City who have worked to achieve this award during 2011.
Kilkenny achieves “clean to European norms” status in latest Ibal report which is an excellent result.
The KKB Children’s 2011 art competition is called “Make a Litterbug” competition for primary (5th Class) and secondary schools (Transition Year). The competition required students to form teams of up to 3 students to build their concept of a litterbug using recycled material only. The “Bug” could be no wider than 750mm and 1500mm high. The winning entry was judged to be the “Litterbug” that best demonstrates the reduce, reuse, recycle principle. The entries were required to target their message to their own age group and consider the impact of waste on their school, community and Kilkenny.
Each school was required to choose a winner from within the entries in the school. The winning school entry will be put on public display in the city. The overall winners won ipod nanos for each team member.
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.