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Green Kilometre Scheme 2019

When it comes to communities looking after their area to deal with littering and dumping, Kildare is well served with a network of Tidy Towns groups in almost every town and village in the county. But Kildare County Council is aware that there are groups and individuals in rural areas who would like to become involved in looking after their own community. With over 2,500 kilometers of roads in the county, it is hoped that these communities will work to improve these targeted areas.

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

 

Small prizes of native tree saplings etc. 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.

  • Permission from landowners should be obtained first and protected structures should only be maintained following professional advice.

  • Cleaning around roadsigns to maintain visibility

  • Reporting illegal dumping

  • Planting appropriate trees and shrubs

  • Improving hedges (sections of traditional hedgelaying would be very welcome)

Please remember that the cutting of hedges is banned from March 1st to September 1st.

The council looks forward to seeing many green kilometers around the county over the next few years!

Applications can be submitted at any time of the year- the scheme is designed to encourage good practice for litter and protecting wildlife in rural communities.

Application forms should be sent to dwyer@kildarecoco.ie or posted to:

Dara Wyer, Environment Section, Kildare County Council, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Tel.: 045 980588

Kildare Green Kilometre Application Form

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