Landscaping & Open Spaces

 

Summary of projects undertaken for this year 2012 / 2013 -

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2.1    All the Roundabouts were maintained to a good standard during the year with the preparation of flower beds and the proper management of grass.

2.2    New grass verges were laid at the entrance to the Ballymahon Road at Cornamaddy as part of the general improvement plan to give a welcoming impression to all our visitors.

2.3    All Planters on the Roscommon road were planted by St Hilda’s Special Horticultural Trainees as were the Raised beds at the Old Railway Station and those located at St Mary Square.

2.4    Flowers were sown at the Docks and side of Castle.

2.5    The new Tree planters ( 24 in all) located in Church Street, Mardyke Street and St Peters Square were planted with Red Geraniums during summer 2012 and with Miniature daffodils in the winter time for an early show in Spring 2013.. This softened the streetscape. An additional six Planters have been installed at the Plaza at the Civic centre in April this year. A further four are being placed at Pearse Street in May as part of the Street renewal.

2.6    A new Welcome to Athlone sign was designed and constructed in July/August 2012, using box hedging with a ground cover of Bark Mulch.

2.7    The “Athlone 2013” Box hedging sign at the Castle was re-configurated and shaped to coincide with the re-opening of Athlone Castle.

2.8    The hanging baskets in town were in place from June 2012 to September 2012 and replenished in 2013 in preparation for this season. New larger hanging baskes are being prepared as we write which are planned for the bridge and Pearse Street.

2.9    Tree Planting took place in the schools, at Ballymahon Road Roundabout and opposite Colm Quinn’s Garage ( large beech hedge).

2.10St Mels Tce site has been grassed over.

2.11Planter (Boat) prepared and planted at Talbot Avenue

2.12Sli an Aifrean Tree Planting 10 in all to replace old trees that were over grown and removed by utility suppliers.

2.13New monument erected in St Mary’s Sq. Planting carried out to coincide with this.

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