Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council held their annual Tidy Districts awards ceremony on Wednesday, 11 September 2019.
The competition offers the Council an opportunity to recognise and reward the efforts made by residents’ associations and tidy towns groups to enhance their local environment. In this, the 27th year of the competition, a total of thirty prizes were awarded to residents’ associations and tidy towns groups. Congratulations to all of the groups who entered the competition this year. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council announced Shankill Tidy Towns as the overall winner of the Tidy Districts 2019.
While the competition is primarily an anti-litter and anti-graffiti competition, it has evolved over the years and now considers biodiversity, ecological projects and community engagement. This year, a new climate change category was added. This category seeks to encourage and reward positive climate action. Speaking at the ceremony An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Shay Brennan, said ‘the reality of record breaking temperatures, extreme weather and air pollution may seem like a daunting task to tackle but many community groups, such as those represented in this competition, show imagination and leadership in response to a changing climate. The key to reversing the devastating aspects of climate change is action. The Tidy Districts competition represents the successful teamwork that exists between the Council and the local communities we serve. By continuing to work in partnership, we can join forces for a greener future‘.
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