Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Great work by Tidy Towns ... and thumbs down to plant thieves

This has been a week when Kilcullen Tidy Towns volunteers have carried out trojan work to help make Kilcullen beautiful for the summer, writes Brian Byrne.

That's the good news. The bad news is that some small element of ungodly decided to steal and damage some of that work.

A number of mature specimen plants were stolen this week from the recently planted flower bed in the New Abbey Road. Bedding plants were also damaged in the process. Up to 20 perennial plants valued at over €200 were stolen. The top picture shows some of the holes left when plants removed.

Those responsible are really not worth any comment …

Meantime, here are Noel Clare's pictures of the the good news side.

In Logstown, Pat Lynch tries out a new seat, replacing one stolen some years ago. The work was carried out by Martin Sheridan.

There's also some beautiful new planting at Logstown. And out on the Naas Road the wild area planted last year is in full natural bloom.

In The Valley, one of the seats badly in need of TLC has been painted … and again some new planting provides colour to the park.

A big sweep on the Curragh Road has cleared the winter leaves from outside the schools.

And meantime, the beds planted in the CPC grounds as part of the recent CES project are doing very well.

All so good, and well done to everyone concerned … it's just a pity that some small minds are too small to appreciate it.

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