Mayor Cllr David Fitzgerald gives his support with Chairman of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful, Pat Boyd of the new anti litter initiative "Let's Team Up to Clean Up, Together for Kilkenny.
Mayor Cllr David Fitzgerald and Pat Boyd, Chairman of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful met on the parade to talk about the upcoming Let’s Team Up to Clean Up, Together for Kilkenny, community initiative. An environmental action day on the 9th of October invites groups across Kilkenny City to come out to show their love of their city by joining forces to litter pick their local neighbourhoods. Resident groups are especially being encouraged to register.
It’s the day is the first of its kind, encouraging communities across Kilkenny City to give back to their local area. Participating groups will receive a free litter picking kit worth over €100 which will include flowering bulbs which are suitable for planting on the event day and will provide pollinators with a food source early next spring.
Pat Boyd of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful told the Mayor “we have been undertaking a litter league of housing estates for a few years and in general the estates are kept to a very high standard. However, there might be the odd spot where litter accumulates and this day of action might be an opportunity to tackle these littered areas. The city is kept to a high standard, and neighbourhoods need to look after their own patch. Every lending hand makes the job of keeping Kilkenny beautiful, that little bit easier”.
It is hoped that “Let’s Team Up to Clean Up, Together for Kilkenny” action days will create a long lasting legacy in neighbourhoods across the city. Mayor Cllr David Fitzgerald commended the initiative “I encourage city groups to register for the inaugural Let’s Team Up to Clean Up, Together for Kilkenny event on the 9th of October. The free litter pack I know will be a welcome resource by resident associations across the City. It is brilliant that corporate sponsors worked with the Council to launch the initiative and PRL, Dawn Meats, John O Shea Trust and Glanbia PLC/Glanbia Co-op together and the waste management sponsor Panda must be commended for coming on board to share the joint vision of this ambitious community driven environmental initiative”.
The first action day on the 9th of October which is confined to Kilkenny City and will pave the way for a larger, county wide event which is planned to coincide with St Brigid’s Day, the new public holiday which will occur on the first weekend in February next year. Registration for both events is open and can be completed via https://cleanup.kilkenny.ie/.
News Release Date; 22nd of July 2022