Tidy Ups

We will be organising more Tidy up the Area days in the future so keep an eye on our News Section for more details!

March 2019

Tidy Up Your Road & Local Area Monthly Cleanup Saturday 9th March 2019 from 11am – 12
Our call out is for the whole estate to join in our first 2019 clean up the local area. We will have bags & litter pickers. We are only looking for 1 hour of your time.  Meeting at Granville road, at the Johnstown Rd end, by the gates of Kilbogget Park . We’ll be heading off in different directions across the estate.

Thanks for ongoing support to An Taisce National Spring Clean Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

October 2018

Tidy Up Your Park & Road Saturday 6th October 2018 from 11am – 12
Our call out is for the whole estate to come along to do a tidy up in the little park on Johnstown Avenue beside Holfeld or you can do a tidy up of your own road. We meet together on Saturday 6th October at 11am at the little park on Johnstown Avenue beside Holfeld where we will have bags & litter pickers

May 2018

Flowerbed Tidy Up & Litter Pick Up on 19th May 2018 from 11am – 12
Calling out for your help if you’re fit and able and want to use your green fingers!

We are planning to do a tidy up of the flower beds in Granitefield Green on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 11am. We will be picking up litter in the area as well so the more people we have the more we can get done! We will supply everything for the litter pickup and if you want to help with the gardening bring your gardening gloves and tools along.

If you can join us please email info@jra.me or send a pm! We will be meeting at the bench in Granitefield Green at 11am and work for one hour and then have a coffee and a chat after so why not pop along to help keep our area looking great!

April 2018

Flowerbed Tidy Up 21st April 2018 at 11am

Calling out for your help if you’re fit and able and want to use your green fingers!

We are planning to do a tidy up of the flower beds in Granitefield Green on Saturday 21st April 2018 at 11am so why not get out your gardening gloves and trowel and give a hand. We will be picking up litter in the area as well.

If you can join us please email info@jra.me

March 2018

Litter Pick ‘N’ Coffee – Saturday 24th March 2018 at 11am

Calling out for your help if you’re fit and able!
Our second monthly litter pick up is planned for this Saturday 24th March 2018 at 11am.

For this one we are meeting at the entrance to Doonanore Park and we will provide bags, pickers and gloves. Just for 1 hour and we will bring some coffee/tea and biscuits for after.

If you can join us please email info@jra.me

February 2018

Litter Pick ‘N’ Coffee – Saturday 17th February 2018 at 11am

Calling out for your help if you’re fit and able!
Our first monthly litter pick up is planned for this Saturday 17th February at 11am.

For this one we are meeting in Granitefield Green and we will provide bags, pickers and gloves. Just for 1 hour and we will bring some coffee/tea and biscuits for after.

If you can join us please email info@jra.me

September 2017

We continued through the summer to ensure the estate was clear of litter with thanks to a number of you staying vigilant.

Also we secured new planting with the shops and DLRCOCO.

 

Our main community Tidy Up day is Saturday 22nd April 2017!

This year will all be meeting at the corner of Doonanore park and Granville road at 11am . We can then distribute any gloves, pickers and bags that we have to leads from each road.

We would like to have one person for each road to volunteer to co-ordinate each road. In advance if you can act to co ordinate your road, then please let us know in advance on here, by private message or to info@jra.me!

These are all the roads we will be covering – if you can cover one let us know!:
Granville Road (large number of roads)
Granville Crescent,
Doonsalla Drive,
Doonamana Road,
Woodley Road,
Johnstown Road,
Johnstown Avenue,
Johnstown Park,
Johnstown Grove,
Rochestown Avenue, (just small section from entrance of Granitefield area to Johnstown road end)
Woodlands Road,
Woodlands Avenue,
Woodlands Park,
Woodlands Drive,
Granitefield,
Oakdale Drive,
Doonanore Park,
Doonsalla Park,
Auburn Avenue,
Auburn Road
and The Maples

We have already done a few specific pieces ( see our regular posts on Facebook)

October 2016

The following are our results for this year, following by commentary:

 

Tidy Districts

JUDGES COMMENTS:

“You have wonderful planting around the street signs which are tastefully edged with wooden plinths or granite stones, the flowering plants which are of a nice mix add a lovely splash of colour.

The properties and gardens are maintained to a very high standard throughout with few exceptions. Damaged walls and weedy driveways in a couple of locations really impact badly on an otherwise well-presented and manicured estate.

The majority of verges are kept to a very high standard with a little bit of length to most which will give native flowering plants a chance to establish and offer pollen to our ailing pollinator species (once spraying isn’t used). However there were a couple of areas where large weeds were present in a driveway and a couple of verges which were clearly not managed at all.

There were minor instances of litter in a couple of places and a bag which most likely contained dog waste thrown into a hedge.

A small amount of ‘pen’ graffiti discovered on a street sign. The dact that this was the only incident found is proof that your quick reaction to graffiti is paying off.

There is great community participation within the estate with lots of actions being undertaken. The most hear warming is the support offered to senior citizens, it would be interesting to learn how this is implemented.

The links with the council, strengthening of relationships with local businesses, engagement with the National Spring Clean and in particular your links with Clonkeen College are highly commendable. You might consider joining the PPN (Public Participation Network) a framework for public engagement and participation.

The website and Facebook page is up to date and very informative, the newsletters are interesting and available to view from the website. Do you host open public meeting for non-committee members to have a say or are there other forums for community feedback?

The links with the local schools is commendable it would be interesting to know how the resident group are supporting the development of land behind the church as mentioned. It’s particularly impressive to learn of your partnership with Clonkeen College who have demonstrated to be wonderful ambassadors within the community by earning Green Schools status. The website shows evidence of young volunteers helping out with the clean-ups and planting events. This will help install a sense of community pride which will hopefully live with them long into the future.

Your plans to support the local wildlife through the provision of nesting boxes and wildlife boxes point to a positive association with your natural environment. The plants around your street signs provide much needed nectar, you might want to consider the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan which contains a wealth of knowledge for community groups seeking to manage and enhancing residential areas in a more pollinator friendly manner with plenty of guidance on suitable flowering plant species and may be something you could consider and encourage local residents to take note of.

Overall a brilliant entry in what is a highly competitive category.

Click here for a list of all the Tidy Districts winners and entrants for 2016

September 2016

The awards and results will be announced on Wednesday 28th September, we await to find out how we have done in 2016!

June/July 2016

Dean Eaton the Acting Environmental Awareness Officer for DLRCOCO has been in touch to confirm that the Judging for the Tidy Districts Competition is due to take place during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of July.

We have done a lot of work in the area in the recent weeks and welcome residents Vigilence in ensuring their own roads stay clear of weeds and rubbish!

April 2016

Our estate’s National Spring Clean is Saturday 9th April www.nationalspringclean.org

This year we are asking Residents to focus on their own roads on the day.  We will be distributing bags, gloves and a small number of mechanical pickers from the Granitefield Field (Green Star on Map below) at 2pm on the day.  We will have support from the council to collect rubbish in their bags.  This will be from the corner green area at the top of Woodlands Road on the left  before the Auburn Road Turn (Red Star on Map below)

It is all about sprucing up our area post the winter, by tidying grass verges, painting over any graffiti and general cleaning up the roads ahead of the Tidy Towns competition.  We would encourage it as a great time for families to do a little together on their own roads.

Also the National Spring Clean is running a competition on Instagram for the month of April. To enter all you need to do is show them how much you love where you live by tagging them in beautiful pictures of our area with ‪#‎LoveWhereYouLive‬ and take the National Spring Clean campaign’s Instagram handle is @nationalspringclean. The winner will be announced on the 2nd May. The prize is a luxurious 5* weekend break with dinner for two in a Deluxe Guestroom in Donegal . Now wouldn’t that be nice for one of our residents!

Johnstown stars

Tidy Districts 2015

Judging is ongoing in June, so your support in having our estate looking its very best for the competition is very much appreciated.

A recent analysis of our scoring performance in 2013 and 2014 indicated that we were scoring below par under Community Involvement.  This section covers the restoration, mowing & edging of the grass verges in front of houses.  We need your support in having grass verges damaged during the winter months, restored to an acceptable level.  In addition, weeds and litter should be removed.

We all take great pride in having our estate looking neat and tidy of all times.

Thank you !

Click to view

Share this