For the third successive year running Cranmore Co-op have been successful in their funding application under the Sligo County Council Anti-Litter & Anti Graffiti Awareness Grant Scheme. It is proposed to build further on the successful Junior Warden Scheme that has taken place over the past two years. The Junior Wardens will involve youth aged 7-11Yrs and 11-15yrs in Cranmore in a programme of education which emphasizes the dangers posed by dog fouling and to reduce the fouling of public places by dogs. Community Patrols in the different drives and green areas in Cranmore will be an on-going feature of the project. Also patrols will take place in blackspot areas in Sligo such as beach promenades and public parks. In an endeavour to highlight the issue it is proposed to produce a drama sketch which will culminate in a show evening to which the public will be invited. Information stands will be available on the night with sketches displaying the message in an interesting way. In addition ‘Scoop the Poop’ dispensers will be distributed to the public on the night, and will also be available at the offices of Cranmore Co-op at 11 Devins Drive, Sligo. These dispensers will fit directly on to a dog lead so dog owners won’t forget to bring them with them. A drama coach has been engaged to facilitate drama workshops. In addition an artist has been engaged to hold interactive art workshops with the youth to produce posters to promote greater awareness and education in relation to dog fouling. Recruitment for the programme is at present taking place and will commence in the near future.
Tuesday Mens Group 11am -1pm Thursday Gardening 11 am, Mens Group 11am . Art and Craft 6.30 PM. Contact Connie on 0871169500 for more information.