2006 Moyvane Development Association Newsletter

June 2006

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all new residents to the parish. Our Association has been up and running for over 20 years and has been involved in many projects and developments which has enhanced our village immensely. Since entering the Tidy Towns competition in 2001 we have continued to steadily increase our overall mark to the present score of 216. In the past year a number of improvements have been carried out throughout the Village.

Our major project for last year was the development of the river walk and the restoration of a local Lime Kiln. With the kind permission of the landowners, Pat and Bridie Hayes it has been possible to preserve this unique piece of our farming heritage. We were successful in securing a 50% grant from Tuatha Chiarrai, and together with generous local sponsorship, work was completed within budget and on schedule. This project reached the finals of the Community Voluntary Awards and received a runners up prize of €1000. When the sports field’s section of the walk is completed within the next few weeks, our much acclaimed prize winning walk will cover a total of 5kms (3miles approx).

Other projects carried out included:

  • A traditional mural depicting a scene from bygone days was erected at the junction of Glin Road and Main Street.
  • Additional hedging was planted at Roche’s Cross and the Community Centre.
  • 350 Hardwood Saplings were planted at the end of the Church car park.
  • Extra flowers and shrubs were added to shrubberies throughout the Village.
  • Regular maintenance of green areas was carried out throughout the year.

Plans for 2006

  • Erect new directional signs and street name signs [promised by Co Council 2002]
  • Erection of information boards in Village, at Lime Kiln and Woodland Walk
  • Regular Street cleaning, emptying of litterbins and weed control by Co Council.
  • Restore footpath at sports field when field development is completed.
  • Add extra Bogdale to Glin Road shrubbery and additional flowers and shrubs to other areas.
  • Place hanging baskets on poles.

Tidy Towns

Having submitted our Tidy Town’s application and plan for the 2006, work is in full swing with regular clean-ups, hanging baskets erected, residents busy with decorating and home improvements. We need your continued support and help to enhance the overall appearance of the Village. Adjudicators will take into account everything from house painting, flower displays, gardens, tidiness and litter control. Included with this newsletter is the competition adjudication results and report for 2005. We increased our mark last year by a further 5 points. We have the potential of improving this score further by concentrating on the areas outlined in the adjudication report.

Adjudication will take place from the beginning of June to the end of July.

There will be regular cleanup’s taking place over the next few months. Please watch for local notices. We would appreciate more help in this area. We wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the help we received over the last number of years and we look forward to your continued support and encouragement.

As always, suggestions and ideas are welcome.