A group of residents in Fermoy’s Beechfield have plans to give the green area of the housing estate a revamp in the coming months. The first objective is to clear away the rubbish and rubble from the area and they are calling on Cork County Council to provide skips and a digger to help to clear what cannot be done by hand.

“We haven’t got the machinery or the means to clear it all,” chairman of the committee, David Kenneally told The Avondhu.

“We’ve asked for skips from the council and we are still waiting,” he added.

Once the volunteers have the area cleared, they plan to make flower beds and plants some shrubs in the green area and may even make an area of it suitable for the kids to play football. They also have plans to plant a memorial tree in memory of all those from Beechfield Estate who have passed away.

There are close to twenty residents involved in the project which will add a new lease of life to the estate.

One member of the committee, Jim McCormack, loves giving his time to the project as he is retired. He is looking forward to seeing the progress that will transform the look of the green area which, he feels, Cork County Council haven’t maintained up to standard ‘for the past 40 years’.

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