Dalkey Tidy Towns are keeping their Tidy Districts crown.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council announced Dalkey Tidy Towns as the overall winner of the 2018 Tidy Districts Competition at their Annual Awards ceremony held on Wednesday 12th September.
Dalkey Tidy Towns were recognised for their cleanliness, initiatives supporting and protecting wildlife and their efforts to foster good community spirit.
This is the 26th Tidy Districts Awards with over 100 people representing 36 local community groups. Residents Associations and Tidy Towns Groups between them received award money to the sum of €6,500.00.
Dalkey Tidy Towns said: “Congratulations to all in our Dalkey Tidy Towns team for the enormous commitment over this past year. These two gold medals are greatly appreciated.
“Thank you also to DLRCC for their support and encouragement and in particular to Dean Eaton who always has a new project to keep us alert and on our toes.”
Speaking at the Awards ceremony, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Ossian Smyth said: “It is heart-warming to see so many groups and individuals taking an interest in their local environment.
“Their clean-ups reduce the risk of litter finding its way into our oceans whilst efforts to support local wildlife by changing planting and spraying practices demonstrate a deeper connection to our planet.”
Other prize winners were:
Best Housing Estate (5-100 houses) Richmond Park Tidy Districts Association
Best Housing Estate (101-200 houses) Seafield Residents Association
Best Housing Estate (201-500 houses) Ardagh Residents Association
Best Housing Estate (500 houses) Broadford Residents Association
Best Estate Management (250 houses) Glasthule Building Estate Management Forum
Best Estate Management (250 houses) Shanganagh Estate Management Forum
Best Town/Village Population (3000) Cabinteely Tidy Towns
Best Town/Village Population (3000) Dalkey Tidy Towns
Most Improved Housing Estate: Holywell Residents Association
Most Improved Town / Village: Blackrock Tidy Towns
Best Biodiversity Initiative (Joint Winners) Llewelyn Residents Association Meadowlands/Fitzgerald Park Estate Mgt. Forum
Best Engaging Youth: Stillorgan Wood Residents Association
Best Age Friendly Initiative: Kingston Residents Association
Best Community / Business Involvement: Shankill Tidy Towns
Best Display Board: Monkstown Village Tidy Districts Association
Litter Wardens Awards: Valerie Snow (Glencullen Tidy Districts)