Avondhu Blackwater Partnerships Tús Roaming Team are a group of skilled maintenance workers who are a regular sight in Fermoy and the surrounding towns and villages. Since their formation the team have been in constant demand. Their routine is to travel to local towns and villages throughout the week and undertake requested tasks that communities have identified as contributing to the improvement of the local environment and public spaces.

2017 was a very busy year for the Avondhu Blackwater Partnership’s Tús Roaming Team. While grass cutting and weed control around the Fermoy housing estates and surrounding villages has been the major focus throughout the seasons there have been some interesting projects taken on by the team along the way.

The new stone bridge in Clancy Street’s playground has been a great success and has garnered plenty of local admiration. This project was a collaboration between William Hughes representing local residents, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership and Fermoy Municipal Authority. It was great to see the limestone capping’s that were reclaimed from the old quay walls being reused to such great effect.

It has been possibly a result of the recent recession that some of the newer housing estates have seen a deterioration in the maintenance and upkeep of the green areas. This year the Tús Roaming Team has focused on bringing under control some estates that have suffered this fate to return them back to manageable levels. Clondulane received some attention in this regard as the Roaming team did tremendous work on both The Manor and Cluain Na Rí estates getting green spaces under manageable control.

Special thanks to John Delaney, Gavin O Donoghue, John Bowes, Robert Smith and David Clarke, who worked tirelessly on this project