Annual Clean-Up Day

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in What's Happening | 0 comments

Annual Clean-Up Day

The residents of Leopardstown Heights are very proud of our estate and our community co-operation proves that. Each April we hold a clean-up day during which we encourage all residents to help with some light maintenance around the estate.

Armed with pickers, plastic bags , paint and paint brushes generously supplied by Dun Laoghaire Co. Co., we scoop  up litter, cut grass verges, paint over graffiti on the walls, and paint the ESB boxes.

Cleanup

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This year we had a very good attendance of adults and children who were more than willing to do their part for the community. As with each year there was an excellent turn out of children. The kids have great fun on the day and get great satisfaction from the work they do.

Clean Up is Clean up so Leopardstown Heights  makes a special effort to assist our residents, our estate and local charities through the following 3 initiatives:

 

  • Communal skips provided for residentscleanup day skip
    This proved an enormous success. Many residents who hadn’t made it out in previous years came out to avail of the skip service and stayed for some chat with neighbours and joined in some of the cleanup activities that they may have avoided in the past! Once on the green, their initial reluctance to join in vanished.
  • Anti-grafitti paint. A new initiative this year, key areas were painted with anti-graffitti paint early on CleanUp morning. So far so good.

 

  • Oxfam  This national charity is crying out of donations of all kinds – big and small, so our residents association have an arrangement with Oxfam to collect residents unwanted but in good condition brick-a-brac, clothes, books etc… from the green area on clean up day. Thus assisting both this deserving charity and our residents.

 

cleanupapril

Our regular activities included:

  • Tented area for the collection of rubbish-filled plastic bags
  • Collection point for clothing donations to OxfamTented area for the collection of rubbish-filled plastic bags
  • Litter picking
  • Painting walls and ESB boxes
  • Touching up the lettering on the granite boulders.
  • Eliminating some of the graffiti
  • Grass cutting of verge on the entrance at Mount Eagle Way
  • Planting of shrubs and foliage at the mound and in the planter on the green
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