Fingal County Council Congratulates Tidy Towns Committees on 2019 success

Fingal County Council is delighted to congratulate all Fingal TidyTowns committees on their continued success following the announcement of the results of this year’s awards on Monday, 30 September. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is now entering its seventh decade and Glaslough, Co Monaghan was the overall winner from a record number of 918 entries to the competition this year. 

Skerris Mill Tidy Town

Skerries committee, who won the National Award in 2016, won the County title again as well as a Gold Medal. They received 338 points in the F Category (population between 10000 and 15,000) which is 5 points more than last year.  

Malahide again received a gold medal with 327 points in the G category (populations between 15000 and 25000). Swords was awarded a silver medal in its Category H (population 25000 and over) with 323 points and member Matt Cullen was highly commended in the Community Heroes award category. Lusk received a Bronze medal with 316 points in Category E (population between 5,001 and 10000.    All the dedicated committees across Fingal were rewarded for their efforts by gaining more points than in 2018 with The Naul gaining 15 points and Castleknock returning to the competition this year.

Full results below:

Town  (Category)

2018

2019

Ballyboughal (A)

283

289

The Naul ( A)

230

245

Balrothery (C)

253

258

Lusk (D)

311

316

Howth (D)

281

287

Rush (D)

278

286

Portmarnock(D)

239

245

Skerries (F)

333

338

Malahide (G)

320

327

Balbriggan(G)

291

296

Castleknock (G)

 

230

Swords (H)

317

323

 

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Eoghan O’Brien  commended the TidyTowns committees saying “ It is wonderful to see the work of the hardworking TidyTowns committees in Fingal being recognised with these awards. On my visits to various parts of the County as Mayor I have seen the fruits of their efforts in enhancing the appearance of their areas as well as having a positive effect on the environment and fostering community spirit”

Fingal County Council Interim Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly said: “The efforts of the TidyTowns Committees across the County are hugely valued, as they work to make Fingal a better place to live, work or visit.  Fingal’s Operations Department are delighted with their positive engagement with these groups as they work together in keeping our communities litter free, improving the natural landscape and through their pollinator friendly planting improving biodiversity and contributing to climate action.”

Fingal County Council’s Director of Operations David Storey added: “This year’s TidyTowns awards reflect the continuous efforts and dedication of all the committees across Fingal. I’m delighted to see that once again their commitment and hard work has been acknowledged.”

ENDS

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Full details can be downloaded from : https://www.tidytowns.ie/

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