Keep Kilkenny Beautiful welcomes all to our city, at this time of year our approach roads are spruced up, and this includes the bee friendly community orchard on the Waterford road. the trees are currently in flower and we await a great fruit crop later in the year. Congratulations to the Kilkenny Bahai community who came out to maintain the Orchard and Kilkenny welcome sign!.
Many thanks to the many Statestreet Bank Volunteers who have given our Waterford rd community orchard a summer brush up.
Keeping Kilkenny Beautiful does not happen by itself. Our City is beautiful because of the voluntary effort of many through out the year. This community orchard is also has an attractive seating area.
The fruit trees are vert suited to pollinators earlier in the year and the fruit in August /September is delicious to enjoy.
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!
The planting of the link road roundabout, connecting to the motorway, has been completed with over 4,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses. This is one of the largest sustainable roundabout planting schemes in the country. This pilot project is being carried out as a new approach to roundabout management. Once established it will be less maintenance intensive and will not require replanting year on year as is the current practice with bedding. It will take a couple of weeks to settle in and some hot weather to flower but hopefully will look well in time for Tidy Towns judging.
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.