THE bring bank at Merchant’s Quay has received a new lease of life after Limerick Civic Trust gave it a complete ravamp,
The heritage group approached Limerick City Council about developing the Bring Bank to a standard acceptable for the National Tidy Towns competition.
Now, they will bid to win in the best bring bank category.
The Trust decided to use the position of the bring bank in the medieval quarter as the theme for their design.
They have a created a Bring Bank Castle complete with medieval characters to tell everyone where the various recyclables go.
The characters, led by King Johnny also include a prince and princess and two knights, painted by local artist Marjorie Daly, with the idea aimed at getting children interested in recycling and coming along with their parents to see the characters.
Dr James Ring, director of the Civic Trust said they developed the project with youngsters in mind.
“We are trying to get kids in the mindset of recycling. Recycling has become such a huge environmental issue and will only get bigger as our non renewable resources get less and less and energy prices rise exponentially. We have to educate our children as to the importance of recycling,” he said, “We are delighted to enter this project into tidy towns and represent our City in this fantastic competition. I hope that the judges like our design and we do well in the competition.
Dr Ring also thanked City Council for its help and support, in particular Paul Foley of City Hall’s environment department.
Other entries to the National Tidy Towns competition from Limerick, include an application from city centre businesses, as well as Moyross.