St Kevins GAA held their AGM on Sunday the 23rd of
January in the club rooms at Staplestown. The following officers were elected:
Life President: Jim Heffernan
Presidents: Andy Noone,
Fr. Pat Ramsbottom,
Chairman: Pat Cox
Vice Chairman Martin Murray
Secretary: Alice Kane
Asst. Secretary: Sarah Dunne
Joint Treasurers: Denise Cox &
PRO Joe Fox
Irish Officer Sinead Casey
County Board Delegate
Under Age Chairman
We wish the new committee every success in the year ahead.
Recently a group of local people concerned with environmental issues met with the
Chairman of Kildare County Council, P. J. Sheridan and environmental officer Daragh Wyer
at KCC offices.
Among the items discussed were:
1. The clean-up of local areas and the provision of skips. The date arranged for the
clean-up this is March 4th. More information regarding the formation of groups and areas
to be cleaned will be available closer to the date in the Leinster Leader.
2. The provision of "no dumping" signs within the community. Its is hoped
that these signs can be incorporated onto the Community Alert signs.
3. Green bins for composting - These are available from KCC at a cost of £20 which
includes a book full of information on what can and cannot be recycled.
4. Recycling of batteries - There is a small wall mounted "post box" type of
container available for the recycling of batteries. KCC may be willing to provide one for
the community. However, two would be needed to provide for each end of the parish.
Therefore we are hopeful that some business/s would be willing to sponsor one of these
units. A plaque would be errected under the unit to acknowledge sponsorship.
5. Litter - The litter warden for this area is Philip Baxter. If you noticed any dumped
rubbish or such you can telephone him at 086 - 8285577.
6. Tree Week - This usually takes place in early March. Trees are provided by KCC for
planting projects. Group interested in making submissions for trees should address
correspondence as soon as possible to the environmental section of KCC.
7. Kerbside Recycling - It was hoped that the above group could come to a central
location enabling everyone to dispose of their recyclables in the proper manner. However,
a final decision cannot be made on this until the beginning of March. In the meantime your
glass bottles can be disposed of in the glass banks located behind Dagwelds - Beverage and
beer cans may be deposited into either of the two can banks located at Staplestown school
car park - Plastic bottles and paper/cardboard may be brought to the already established
Kerbside mobile depot at Sallins road car park Naas and Quinnsworth car park Newbridge on
alternative Saturdays.Contact K.C.C. for more information on dates available.Silliot Hill
lanfill will accept cars, fridges, frezzers, cookers, oil, washing machines, car batteries
and flu- orescent tubes for recycling - textiles, cloths etc. can be recycled in the
container provided at Allenwood village.
Greeting cards - Christmas, Birthday cards ect. would be gratefully received by
St.Raphels scoll in Celbridge where they are then recycled as new cards by the students in
the work shops. Telephone 869416 to arrange delivery of your cards by February 19th.
It is hoped that there will be enough interest within the community to form an
Environmental Awareness Group. If you are interested please contact any of the following
numbers: 869416, 863590, 869194.
Putting your waste into a landfill is not an answer but rather a failure to conserve
the environment around us.
Remember: when it comes to waste
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Next time you shop why not ask for a box rather than a bag or get re-usable bags.
Choose items that are recyclable, i.e. glass and paper packaging rather than plastic