Our work during March was still limited by Covid Restrictions. At the beginning of the month we returned to our Saturday morning work, but only doing individual litterpicking to ensure that we could get the cleanup done, but in different areas to each other. One person cleaned the beach, another the Seafields, some worked on the approach road and the rest of the team cleaned the village. Shockingly, we picked nine bags over two weeks on the approach road.
Two weeks ago we turned our attention to the promenade, in particular to the planters which were badly in need of weeding!
We cleared the weeds, removed the old compost and refilled them with fresh compost. We also added a new planter at the end of the promenade. This planter was made by Jamell Wood Products using recycled wood.
We also cleared the weeds from around the benches and the edges of the promenade.
Our next project, which is still ongoing is to transplant the saplings we received from Meath Co. Council at the beginning of the pandemic! They have been planted in a local garden since March 2020 waiting for the easing of restrictions! Some have been planted along the small hill beside the new car park.
Others will be planted on the approach road over the next few weeks.
We hope to get back to work as a team during April, and plan to continue with the edgings around the village. As always, new members are welcome so if you feel like taking part just approach any of us when you see us out working!