June 15

Eamon Coffey

Reporter:

Eamon Coffey

Bilboa Lotto: Jackpot; €5,400. Lotto Draw; 03/06/2013 .Numbers Drawn5 – 18 – 19 - 24 . No Jackpot winner. 3Match 3 winners each received €70; Billy Hartnett, c/o Neighbours Bar; Tommie Carroll, Kilcommon and Nuala Quirke, Hollyford. Next Jackpot: €5,600

Bilboa Lotto: Jackpot; €5,400. Lotto Draw; 03/06/2013 .Numbers Drawn5 – 18 – 19 - 24 . No Jackpot winner. 3Match 3 winners each received €70; Billy Hartnett, c/o Neighbours Bar; Tommie Carroll, Kilcommon and Nuala Quirke, Hollyford. Next Jackpot: €5,600

Bilboa AC: The Ger Mullane Memorial Annual 10 K Road Race will take place on Friday 14th. June at Bilboa. Run Starts at 8.00p.m. SHARP with an uncompetitive Walk at 7.30p.m. Entries at the Clubhouse from 6.30p.m. Entry Fee for Runners -€10 and Walkers- €5. Prizes in all categories plus Spots for walkers and runners. Refreshments will be served on the night.

Mental Health Support: GROW in Ireland( the Organisation which supports Mental Health) is holding an information Morning in the Community Café, Bruff(beside the Catholic Church) on Friday 7th June from 10.00a.m. to 12noon. If you or anyone you care about is suffering from any kind of mental health issue, please come along to the café, have a chat and a cuppa and hear about GROW in your area and how it may be able to support you through its weekly meetings. For further information, please contact GROW at 33 Henry St., Limerick (061)318813 or visit our website – www.grow.ie

Tidy Towns: As we approach adjudication time we need help with planting the flowers in the beds on the approach roads into Cappamore. We meet every Monday evening from 7.30p.m. to 8.30p.m.The watering of the same flower beds need to done two to three times a week, if the dry spell continues. It would be very accommodating if people living near some of the beds agreed to water them regularly. Please contact 087 614 8831.

We have cleaned up the rubbish left near the bottle bank, but it would be nice if certain people could have respect for those who have to come along after them and clean up their mess. Bags and boxes of bottles are left adjacent to the bins. Limerick Co. Council are preparing to install cameras to identify the culprits.

Newsflash: The Irish Age Friendly Counties Programme is a national initiative aimed at developing an “age friendly county programme” in all local authority areas in the country. An Age Friendly Town is a town where the community understands and responds to the needs of older people. It is created by consulting , building and implementing a plan with the community to make their town age friendly.

Cappamore has been chosen as one of eight towns in the country to pilot this new initiative during 2013. The consultation has begun. Representatives of Limerick Co. Council are surveying the town at the moment . They are meeting with people in the Daycare Centre to see what their needs are in the community. This programme has the full support of our new County and City Manager. It is hoped to improve the quality of life of older people living in the area, particularly the “older” old and the more isolated and lonely.

Now is the time for new ideas to help the older people. Is it safe for crossing the street! Do we need a sheltered Bus Stop! How safe are the footpaths for walking on! Is the parking on the street causing problems for pedestrians and older drivers! Could we do with seating in the central area!

This new plan will be implemented, so now is the time to think. All depositions can be be handed in to St. Michael’s Daycare Centre.