Dalkey awarded best village and overall winner in 2017 Tidy Districts Competition

Thursday, September 28, 2017
dlr County
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At the Annual Tidy Districts Awards ceremony held on 27th September, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council announced Dalkey Tidy Towns as the best village, as well as the overall winner of the 2017 Tidy Districts Competition*.

Commenting on the award, the judging panel said that the group had shown great teamwork for the upkeep and maintenance of the town and surrounding area, by working closely with the dlr, local schools, businesses and fellow resident associations.  Contributing to the success of Dalkey Tidy Towns was the redevelopment of Sorento Park and Bullock Harbour and the on-going efforts to tackle graffiti. 

Speaking at the Awards ceremony, An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Tom Murphy said “Estates and town groups all over dlr have once again been very active this year and it is inspiring to see so many people getting involved and helping to transform their local communities into places which we would all like to live in. Their success has been recognised this week locally and nationally. It is a testament to the community spirt in our area, and I commend everybody involved.”

Event organiser Dean Eaton, Environmental Awareness Officer for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said “The Tidy Districts Competition gives us the opportunity to formally recognise and reward the hard working residents’ associations and tidy towns groups in our County who take responsibility for, and take an active interest in, their own local environments. Nature initiatives continue to dominate local improvements with many estates adopting pollinator friendly planting and maintenance programmes.”

*This is the 25th Tidy Districts Awards with 120 people from 35 different groups represented. Twenty two residential category prizes have been awarded to groups throughout the County.  Residents Associations and Tidy Towns Groups between them received award money to the sum of €6,200.00.


List of Prize Winners:

Overall Winner - Dalkey

Best Housing Estate 5-100 houses

          Winner – Richmond Park Tidy Districts Association

         Runner-up – Parkvale and Ballyolaf Residents Association

Best Housing Estate 101-200 houses

          Winner – Avoca Park Residents Association

          Runner-up – Stillorgan Wood Residents' Association 

Best Housing Estate 201-500 houses

        Winner – Roebuck Residents Association

        Runner-up – Ardagh Residents Association

Best Housing Estate > 500 houses

        Winner – Broadford Residents Association

        Best Estate Management < 250 houses

Winner – Kilcross Estate Management Forum

        Best Estate Management > 250 houses

        Winner – Ballyogan Estate Management Forum

Best Town/Village Population <3000

        Winner – Cabinteely Tidy Towns

       Runner-up - Glencullen Tidy Districts

Best Town/Village Population >3000

       Winner – Dalkey Tidy Towns

Most Improved Housing Estate

      Kingston Residents Association

Most Improved Estate Management Forum

      Cois Cairn Estate Management Forum

Most Improved Town / Village

      Killiney Village Residents Association

Best New Entry

      Holywell Residents Association

Best Biodiversity Initiative

     Patrician Residents Association

Best Engaging Youth

      Richmond Park Tidy Districts Association

Best Age Friendly Initiative

          Shankill Tidy Towns

Best Community / Business Involvement

         Watson and Killiney Residents Association

Litter Wardens Awards

        Angela Kelly and Garry Greene (Blackrock Tidy Towns)

        Hillview Estate Management Committee