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WLR FM Street Sweep

The WLR FM crew turned up yesterday evening to kick off the Street Sweep and it was great to see so many people out to support the effort of keeping our estate clean. These events have a special focus on getting the younger members of communities out helping to do their bit and Grange Manor certainly put on a great show with so many younger members of the estate making a huge effort to clean the areas around their homes.

Anyone who was there towards the end of the evening will have seen the huge pile of yellow bags at the bottom of Rocwood Drive and no doubt everyone will agree that it has yet again lifted the look of the estate, despite the poor weather today! Well done to all involved.

On behalf of the residents, a thank you to WLR FM who organised the initiative and provided goody bags for the participants and also to Waterford City Council who organised collection and disposal of the waste collected during the Street Sweep.

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Spring Clean Success!

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.

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Spring Clean 2011

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.

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Residents’ Association AGM

The Grange Manor Residents’ Association annual general meeting will take place on Tuesday November 23rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Farronshoneen Community Hall beside the Ardkeen Credit Union (and most probably the voting station of all Grange Manor residents). N.B. we have booked the sports hall of the centre for the meeting and have been asked to ensure that nobody wears high heels less the floor will be damaged. Please abide by this request if you are attending the meeting.

Items on the agenda will include a review of the year 2010, tasks ahead for 2011, and the election of a committee for the coming year.

The residents’ association would like to take this opportunity thank everyone who contributed to the estate maintenance fund this year, to help keep our estate looking good and also those who showed up to lend a hand on the Spring Clean earlier in the year. While a committee of people is elected every year to help coordinate tasks and deal with the council on various matters, it is ultimately everyone in the estate, working together, that provides for any success. If we don’t all help each other then life becomes very difficult for everyone that wants to make a difference.

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Spring Clean Success

Despite the bad weather on Saturday, a number of residents turned up to help out with the Spring Clean. Many refuse sacks were filled with rubbish that had been scattered around the estate. An alarming number of bottles, once containing alcoholic beverages, were also collected. In addition to the rubbish collection, residents also pruned some trees and removed two large broken trees on the green at Rocwood Mews that were obstructing grass cutting and causing the area to look  little below par. However, with no less than a 6-man effort with multiple saws, an ill-fated garden spade, 3 levering poles, and lots of sweat, the dead tree stumps were removed and the area has now been restored to former glory.

A huge thanks to everyone who showed up, to help out. We did ourselves, and the estate, very proud. Also a big thanks to An Taisce who supplied the refuse sacks and the gloves to help with the clean-up. Here’s hoping that we can keep the estate looking so well for the months ahead.

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Spring Clean 2010

The Grange Manor Residents Association has organised a Spring Clean, to take place on Saturday April 24th 2010 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.

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Grange Manor Residents’ Association AGM

The Grange Manor Residents’ Association annual general meeting will take place next Wednesday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Farronshoneen Community Hall beside the Ardkeen Credit Union (and most probably the voting station of all Grange Manor residents).

Items on the agenda will include a review of the year 2009, tasks ahead for 2010, and the election of a committee for the coming year.

The residents’ association would like to take this opportunity thank everyone who contributed to the estate maintenance fund this year, to help keep our estate looking good and also those who showed up to lend a hand on the Spring Clean earlier in the year. While a committee of people is elected every year to help coordinate tasks and deal with the council on various matters, it is ultimately everyone in the estate, working together, that provides for any success. If we don’t all help each other then life becomes very difficult for everyone that wants to make a difference.

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Spring Clean Success!

A big thank you is due to all those who gave up several hours of their free time last Sunday (26th April) to help Grange Manor improve its cleanliness and remove as much litter as possible. We are all in this together and it’s great to see a community working alongside each other to keep our homes looking great! A grand total of 11 large refuse sacks were collected and crammed full of rubbish from the various streets and green areas – kindly taken away by Waterford City Council today. Residents also volunteered their time to clean up edges of curbing, prune trees, fix toppled trees, replace fence panels, and sweep up alongside footpaths. Overall the day was a great success!

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Spring Clean

The Grange Manor Residents Association has organised a Spring Clean in association with Waterford City Council, to take place on April 26th 2009 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 the Waterford City Council 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!