Age old arrangement set to end in John Anderson Place

Eddie Geaney, who maintains the green area in John Anderson Place, is now stepping back from established tradition which his mother began, after Cork County Council made the decision to stop collecting grass clippings from the estate. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

An arrangement concerning the cutting and collection of grass, that has been ongoing for almost 30 years at John Anderson Place in Fermoy, is set to come to an end.

Resident Eddie Geaney has been maintaining the estate for some time now, a tradition which began with his mother over 30 years ago during the local Environment Awards.

A legacy arrangement understood to have been made with the former Fermoy Town Council, saw residents of the estate cut and maintain their own green areas – an arrangement also involving its neighbouring estate, St Patrick’s Avenue.

However, the council are now no longer collecting grass clippings and hedge trimmings from the estates, leaving residents to find their own way of disposing of the organic matter.

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