Fingal Congratulates Tidy Towns Committees in awards success

Fingal County Council is delighted to congratulate all TidyTowns committees following the announcement of the results of this year’s awards at a ceremony in The Helix in DCU on Monday, 24 September.

Balbriggan Tidy Towns

Skerries won the County Medal again as well as being awarded a gold medal. In 2016, the town received the overall National Award. The committee received 333 points in the F Category (population between 10000 and 15,000) which is three more than last year.

Malahide again received a gold medal and were awarded 320 points in the G category (populations between 15000 and 25000) which is a seven point increase from last year. Swords was awarded a silver medal and came first in its Category G with 317 points, seven points ahead of Galway City and 12 points more than last year. Lusk received a Bronze medal and was awarded 311 points in Category E (population between 5,001 and10000) which is three more points compared to last year’s results.

Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin commended the TidyTowns committees on their achievements: “The TidyTowns committees in Fingal work tirelessly to keep their communities clean and litter free. Their huge contribution benefits our environment, quality of life and makes the County a better place to live and visit. I would also like to commend my fellow Tidy Town committee members in Malahide who were again awarded a gold medal in this year’s award ceremony.”

Balrothery Tidy Towns

Naul’s TidyTown committee also did very well with 230 points in the Category B (population between 201and 1000). This is an increase of 20 points compared to last year. Howth received 281 points in the E Category which sees an increase of 9 points following last year’s results. Balbriggan received 291 points in the Category G which is an increase of 6 points compared to last year.

Skerries Tidy Towns

Fingal County Council Chief Executive Paul Reid said: “Fingal’s Operations Department works closely with the TidyTowns Committees across the County and their efforts are hugely valued. As well as keeping Fingal tidy and litter free, the committees help to create connections within communities and encourage engagement between residents, the Council and the well-being of our natural landscape.”

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.”

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