One of our City Centre Nore ducks has been quack off the mark with a new family! We are very fortunate to have a large number of ducks in the city centre, they are a great hit with young and old!
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 !
Congratulations to all who attended the tree planting near the board walk at Lacken, walk. many hundreds of trees have been planted including many native Irish species. the weather was damp but this made for good planting conditions with the ground soft and receptive to bare root tree slips. In particular we thank Dan of Tree Services Ireland who coordinated the event and whose aim is to plant two trees for every one tree removed!
Come join us and for a fantastic tree planting day to take place on Saturday 10th March between 10am and 3pm. Contact Dan at 087-2567585 for details, see also poster under.
The 2018 Streetscape painting scheme has been launched, why not work to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful and get your building painted. Present Kilkenny city at its best. If you need help with your application please contact KKB at email@example.com or see also our contacts page. Alternatively link directly to the Kilkenny Co Co web page: click here!
Over the last number of weeks we have seen the river Nore rise and rise. The Nore still quite a wild river with many tree-lined natural banks. When the river rises the floodplains turn into lakes. Trees along the riverbank where undermined and weakened are washed down the river. The City boardwalk was just above the flood level.
Celebrating Lionism in Kilkenny city and County. Congratulations to the Kilkenny Lions who celebrate their 50th birthday party this week. In addition to their many fundraising and service projects the Lions have also made time to work to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
The Kilkenny 2018-2020 draft litter management plan is currently being developed and is open for consultation. The document has the following sections, see link under.
If you want to make a submission or observation go to https://consult.kilkenny.ie/ga/consultation/draft-litter-management-plan-2018-2020