The Knocknacullen Residents’ Group, in partnership with Tuath Housing Association, held a summer event on Sunday 25th July that included the launch of a biodiversity programme of landscaping, signage and gardening projects in the area. As part of the event each household received a pollinator friendly window box along with activity packs for children and care packs for adults. The day also saw a host of fun activities including balloon making, plate spinning, sports, and games, as well as the announcement of the winner for the The Meadows Summer Art competition.
Funding to the value of €20,000 for the biodiversity programme was procured by Tuath Housing, on behalf of the Knocknacullen Resident’s Group, through Cork Northwest Quarter Regeneration’s Social Economic and Environmental Plan. The funding will be used to support the development of community integration and environmental projects in The Meadows scheme in Knocknacullen. There are approximately 300 homes in the area with an estimated 1000 residents. In early 2019, Knocknacullen Residents’ Group was established. The committee was formed with residents from Tuath Housing, council homes and private owners.
Speaking at the event, Margaret Hanrahan, Tenant Engagement Officer at Tuath Housing, who works closely with the Residents’ Group said “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the residents’ group and residents of Knocknacullen. The funding received from Cork Northwest Quarter Regeneration and Cork city council will go a long way in supporting this local community.”
Also announced on the day were the winners of vouchers for the The Meadows Summer Art competition which was open to all children in the community 14 years and under. The winning entry will have their design painted as a wall mural in The Meadows as part of a landscaping community project.