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Kildare Green Kilometre Scheme

Kildare County Council is aware that there are groups and individuals in rural areas who would like to become involved in looking after the local environment. With over 5,000 kilometres of roads in the county, it is hoped to encourage these communities in this work. 

So rather than asking people to pick up litter, we are asking groups and individuals to adopt a kilometre of road in their area - preferably a quiet, local road in terms of safety. The group would then commit to maintain the chosen kilometre over the course of a year. 

A judge will visit each Green Kilometre twice in the year- once in April and once in September. They will assess the sites “before and after” in terms of litter, hedge maintenance, care of heritage features etc.

Small prizes are on offer for all projects submitted. More importantly, it is an opportunity for your community to work together on a project that benefits everybody. 

The following examples are some of the activities that can be included:

  • Removing litter 
  • Restoring heritage features such as old farm gates or walls. 
  • Reporting illegal dumping 
  • Planting appropriate trees and shrubs 

Please remember that the cutting of hedges is banned from Thursday March 1 to Saturday September 1

The council looks forward to seeing many green kilometres around the county in 2018 and beyond! 

Application forms are available from the council website (environment section) and should be returned to or posted to:

Dara Wyer, Environment Section, Kildare County Council at the address below.

Tel.: 045 980588

Applications should be submitted by 5.00 p.m. on Monday 26 of March

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