Ballycullen breaks out the barbecues as over 800 local residents turn out for a major clean-up event
By Brendan Grehan
THE BALLYCULLEN Alliance – a newly-formed umbrella group of seven residents’ associations – held their first clean-up event last Saturday.
Over 800 residents from 1,600 homes in the Ballycullen area turned up on Saturday for the clean-up.
Aileen Gallagher, chairperson of the Ballycullen Alliance, said that it was a great turn-out.
She said: “We had over 800 people –that’s from 1,600 houses. It was a great turn-out. In our estate SuperValu helped out and we had a barbecue for 200 people followed by a dog show. The place is now looking fantastic. It went terrifically well.”
Ms Gallagher said the Ballycullen Alliance intends to partner up with local retailers to get special deals and to encourage people to shop in their locality.
She said: “We want to be positive. This is all about creating jobs. We want to get people to shop local. It’s a very positive story.”
Ms Gallagher said that they had some problems with anti-social behaviour in the past but they are working closely with the gardaí to help curtail it.
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