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Locals urged to join Clean Coasts clean up in West Cork

A CALL for volunteers to join Ireland’s largest coastal cleanup was made today by Clean Coasts ambassador and pro surfer Easkey Britton. Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2015 takes place from May 8th to May 17th and everybody is invited to get involved in protecting and celebrating a beach they love.

More than five tonnes of rubbish cleared from Clon – Dunamanway road

A MASSIVE spring clean –up of roadside litter from the Ballygurteen, Bealad and Rossmore areas has now been successfully completed by the members of Kilmeen & Castleventry Community Development Association. One hundred and two different volunteers, working over three Saturdays, collected three hundred and seventy bags of rubbish weighing over five tonnes from an estimated fifty miles of roadsides in these and surrounding areas.

Tenders for Bandon flood scheme to be issued in the coming weeks

EFFORTS to progress the flood scheme for Bandon town have moved forward with confirmation that the legal challenge to the tendering process has been resolved and tenders for the scheme will issue in the next two to three weeks. Speaking from his Constituency Office in Bandon, local Fine Gael TD Jim Daly confirmed that he has been informed by his colleague Minister Simon Harris that the tenders for the Bandon

Collins walks out over civic amenity site cut backs

INDEPENDENT councillor Michael Collins walked out from the recent West Cork Municipal District meeting in Dunmanway’s Methodist Hall in protest at cuts to civic amenity site opening times. Cllr Collins said that recent reduced hours brought in at the Derryconnell (Mizen) and Castletownbere recycling sites were a major inconvenience for local people and said that local councillors had not been consulted in any way about the move.

Cork County councillors call on Irish Water to proceed with Bandon Main Drainage

AN emergency motion calling on Irish Water to proceed with the main drainage in Bandon was passed by Cork County Council at its recent meeting. The motion was introduced by Bandon-based Sinn Féin Cllr Rachel McCarthy following news last week that after a cost benefit analysis Irish Water had decided not to implement the main drainage scheme as envisaged and wanted it to be redesigned. The scheme has been plagued