Fingal Cleaner Communities Awards 2015 Launch

May 6, 2015 0

Help make Fingal a Cleaner, Greener Place to Live.  The 2015 Cleaner Communities Awards were launched on the 16th of April. This is the 40th year of the Awards scheme which rewards residents, community groups and businesses for their efforts in maintaining a litter-free and well-presented community or place of business.

fingal_county_councilSkerries Tidy Towns were the 2014 Cleaner Communities Overall Winner. “Skerries Tidy Towns so obviously make a great effort on improvements to the town as can be seen by how superb the village is looking,” said Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Mags Murray. “They carry out regular clean ups and it is a great way to get neighbours to know each other, to foster a community spirit and to get people involved in their local area. As a society we owe a great deal of gratitude to those people who encourage the rest of us to take pride in our surroundings”, The Mayor added.

Edwina Dunford, Environmental Education Officer with Fingal County Council, encouraged people to get involved in the awards. “We especially encourage local businesses to enter Cleaner Communities”, Edwina said. “The competition has a broad range of categories, so you can enter your garden, your business, your housing estate or indeed even just part of your estate,” she explained. “The competition has been a great success since it started 40 years ago and we want to make 2015 an even better competition,” says Edwina. “This is your chance to get credit for all the hard work carried out during the year, so I’d encourage all Fingalians’ to enter. If you’re not in you can’t win!!”, she said.

For an application form and full details of the competition, along with information and guidance, contact Edwina Dunford, Environmental Education Officer, on cleaner.communities@fingal.ie, 01-890 5453, or see www.fingal.ie.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd May 2014.