March Mona Newsletter

____________ Staplestown News______________


St Kevin’s 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,

Sean Russell

Chairman: Pat Cox

Vice Chairman Martin Murray

Secretary: Alice Kane

Asst. Secretary: Sarah Dunne

Joint Treasurers: Denise Cox &

Mary Reilly

PRO Joe Fox

Irish Officer Sinead Casey

County Board Delegate

Tom Mahoney

Under Age Chairman

Danny Lane

We wish the new committee every success in the year ahead.

Sincere sympathy is extended from the community to the Cummins family, Staplestown, on the passing of Peter. He will be remembered with great affection by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

KCC - Environmental Meeting


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


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

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