Judging in the national competition is ongoing, so we can expect a visit from the adjudicators anytime now. The committee and helpers have been very busy, as can be seen from the beautiful flower planters and baskets around the village, Ballinode Hall, and Connolly’s Corner. Riverside park has got a new gate. A few of the bigger pots have been moved to more strategic locations, but all of the pots need watering, so we welcome any support for the work. Thanks to everyone who has been out and about weeding, cleaning and litter picking around their own homes, we ask everyone to keep the village and surrounds litter free, and please take rubbish and litter home. Work has also commenced on the new community centre and mill wheel projects, so we hope to gain a few extra marks in the competition.