Woodies supports Tidytowns in Kilkenny

Woodies DIY  Kilkenny  has  joined forces  with  Keep Kilkenny Beautiful  to enhance our City and County.

Crocus on Golf links Road. Copyright:  Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Crocus on Golf links Road. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Generous  sponsorship of Bulbs  by Woodies  has  facilitated the distribution by the KKB of  a colorful range of flowering  bulbs to primary and secondary Schools and other groups  throughout our City and County.

These included St Patrick’s boys school, John of God, St Canice’s, St John’s senior, Kilkenny College, the Model school,  the City  Vocational School on New street and the SOS on the Callan Rd.

The KKB  also cooperates with Tidy town’s committees  through out County  Kilkenny. Flowering  bulbs were  distributed by the KKB in January   to Goresbridge, Thomastown, Coon, Urlingford and Inistoge Tidy Towns Committees to help give spring and summer colour.

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful by Composting

Composting information day: Bernadette Moloney, Environmental Awareness Officer and Nora Darcy KKB at the stand.

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful in association with the Environmental Awareness Officer of Kilkenny Local Authorities discussed the great benefits of home composting with shoppers in Woodie’s DIY last Saturday the 8th April.  The information stand was busy with queries of best practice and many shoppers were pleased to learn that one third of household rubbish can be easily composted.

The information stand stood beside a composting unit that Woodie’s DIY stock.  Store Manager Brendan Corr was delighted to assist the Kilkenny Tidy Towns group, KKB with this unique initiative.  Mr Corr expressed great interest from the very beginning in working in partnership with the local group and Kilkenny Local Authorities. He also explained that their qualified horticulturist is always on hand to deal with any customer composting queries.

KKB are active with regular litter picks throughout the city and liaise closely with dozens of residents associations in the city environs.  Kilkenny City fell only two points short of the national title in 2010 so this year efforts are concentrated on other competition categories like waste minimisation to boost their competition score.

Bernadette Moloney, the Environmental Awareness Officer of Kilkenny County Council was delighted to come on board with this initiative as it ties in nicely with the current national “stop food waste” campaign which has proven that average families can spend between €700-€1,000 annually on food that’s not eaten and ends up in the household bin.  Composting materials like raw vegetables, fruit, tea bags together with newspaper can divert one third of household waste from landfill so it’s a practice which is easy on the pocket and great for the environment.

For further details;  contact keepkilkennybeautiful or  Bernadette Moloney, Environmental Awareness Officer, Kilkenny Coco on 056-7794487 or bernadette.moloney@kilkennycoco.ie