The annual Grange Manor Spring Clean took place last Saturday, 14th April. Unlike previous years, we were fortunate to have fine weather, and a large number of residents came out to give their support and lend a hand. Gloves and sacks were distributed amongst residents, and more than 20 sacks of rubbish and gravel left over from the winter cold snap were collected. These were removed by Waterford City Council first thing on Monday morning.
Many thanks to Waterford City Council for their cooperation. Also, thanks to those who came out in their numbers to give a hand. It was great to see the event gathering momentum with many families turning up and getting kids involved too. If you didn’t have the opportunity to come along, April is Spring cleaning month, so you can further the good work by keeping your garden and the area around your house tidy and rubbish-free. Many hands indeed make light work.
It’s that time of year again and volunteers from the residents’ association will soon be knocking on your door to ask for a contribution to the maintenance fund for the estate. The estate is looking very good at the moment and is being very well cared for by the contractor hired to cut the grass. Your contribution to the maintenance fund is essential to help keep the estate looking this way. Without it, we would not be able to hire a contractor to cut the grass and we would be living in a jungle.
We are very lucky, living in Grange Manor, to have so many houses in the estate. This means that we can keep the annual contribution very low, less than a Euro a week per house to keep the estate looking pristine all year round. Our recommended contribution is much lower than that requested in many other estates throughout Waterford City. However, we can only do this if everyone contributes to the fund.
If you are renting your home then don’t forget to ask for a receipt from the person collecting the money so that you can give it to your landlord and get a refund. Alternatively, please have your landlord’s contact details to hand so that they can be contacted to arrange contribution to the fund.
Everyone on the residents’ committee is a volunteer, who gives their time for no reward, so please be aware that they have no personal gain from collecting money. It’s all in the interest of keeping our estate looking good. If you want to send a cheque or contact us about the contribution then please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
The Grange Manor Residents Association has organised a Spring Clean, to take place on Saturday April 9th 2011 at 1500h. Spring Clean is an iniative run by An Taisce in conjunction with local councils – it encourages communities to get together and keep their areas clean and litter free. A number of waste disposal sacks and protective gloves are given by An Taisce to the residents association and the City Council will also collect the waste collected, for free, after the event. This is a great opportunity to help tidy up the estate and remove annoyances such as litter that has been blowing around green areas for some time now or snagging the plants in your garden.
Help the volunteers by tidying up your front garden and immediate area outside your home so that rubbish can be easily packed into waste sacks. A little effort by everyone will make this event a huge success! Bags, gloves, etc will be handed out at 1500h sharp, on the green at Rocwood Walk.