May 2012 saw Cashel Town Council launch its Estate Enhancement Scheme. The Councils Community Liaison Officer linked in with residents to establish estate representatives who applied for funding to carry out various works within the estates.
(Photo: Roselawn resident Tess Boland is pictured with Mayor Dr Sean McCarthy and one of the hanging baskets which were purchased for each household to add colour and a welcoming approach into their cul-de-sac).
Spafield Crescent, Oliver Plunkett Park, Green Court and Roselawn Close all took part in the scheme and were awarded funding in the form of Dairygold Co-Op vouchers. These vouchers were used to purchase paint, tools, plants and flowers.
The scheme has enabled residents to come together and work on projects which benefit the overall community. Catherine Andrews, Community Liaison Officer, is delighted to see residents taking this opportunity to develop and enhance their local area.
Cashel Tidy Towns Committee was also on hand to give advice and it is hoped this scheme will assist them with their fantastic efforts throughout the town.
Spafield Crescent held an estate clean up day, which saw residents conduct a litterpick and bulk waste removal, plant flower beds and carry out graffiti removal. The estate is now looking ready for the summer ahead and the Resident Committee have further enhancement plans they’d like to fulfil.
Oliver Plunkett Park residents decided to focus their efforts on the front wall of the estate, painting it and reinstating the central plaque. This was a lengthy wall to take on but after a few coats the freshly painted wall has seen this entrance route into the town transformed.
Although a small estate Green Court residents arranged the repainting of all the external walls which has brightened up the outlook for residents in this area. And Roselawn Close purchased hanging baskets for each household to add colour and a welcoming approach into their cul-de-sac.
Cashel Town Council would like to congratulate all residents who took part in the various projects and thank them for their hard work. Encouraging residents to get involved, whilst promoting community pride is essential for effective estate management in our Town.