Environment Awareness & Education

Tidy Districts Competition 2017

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
dlr County
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The Tidy Districts Competition gives the County Council an opportunity to reward the many hard working residents associations and tidy towns groups in the County.  It is as much a development programme as it is a competition and results in long term environmental improvements in the estates, towns and villages of the County. The competition has evolved over the years to focus not only on the visual aspect of the tidy district, but also education and awareness and the challenges of Climate Change.

This year we’ve reviewed the marking scheme in order to give greater emphasis to community participation, including age-friendly initiatives which will be recognized with a special category award and to the protection of our natural heritage.


The efforts of the volunteers are to be commended, who by giving up their own time, help to build community relations. The competition also strives to foster a sense of pride in not only how well a place looks, but in how people feel about their community. These groups take on the responsibility for their own local environments and these efforts build better and more inclusive communities, not only for those who reside there, but for tourists and visitors to the County alike.  

Completed Entries should be returned to:

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Infrastructure & Climate Change Department, Level 3, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.


Email to: environ@dlrcoco.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications4pm Friday 26th May 2017