Adopt a Patch

Adopt a Patch

Is littering a problem in your area?

Why not sign up for Fingal County Council’s “Adopt a Patch” scheme?

Here’s how it works:

You choose a public area to adopt and clean-up by collecting litter, maintaining flower beds or even painting walls. The Council will provide support in the form of hi-vis vests, litter pickers, gloves, bags and outdoor paint. We will collect the bags of litter after your clean-up, unfortunately though, we can’t collect green waste.

This scheme works very successfully in Fingal with groups adopting stretches of roadway, parts of beaches, bottle banks and litter blackspots.

Download a registration form here:  Adopt a Patch Registration Form

In your ‘Adopt a Patch’ please retain any existing habitats such as ivy and wild flowers for use by pollinating insects.

Important actions include the following: -

  1. Less mowing  
  2. Less Spraying
  3. Plant more pollen-rich flowers.

Pollen-rich flowers recommended by the National Biodiversity Data Centre are shown on their website in the resources section www.pollinators.ie

Bees pollinators

Fingal County Council have Biodiversity Actions information leaflets and booklets available for the public:

One-page leaflet on pollen-rich flowers to plant: http://pollinators.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/AIPP-Garden-Plants_A5-Flyer-PRINT.pdf

Communities booklet: http://pollinators.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Local-Communities_actions-to-help-pollinators-2018-WEB.pdf

Faith Communities booklet: http://pollinators.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Faith-Communities_actions-to-help-pollinators-2018-WEB.pdf

Gardens booklet: http://pollinators.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Gardens_actions-to-help-pollinators-2018-WEB.pdf