Tonight, Mayor Larkin, Town Clerk Mr. Paddy Doherty and Jim McCormick, Chairman of Letterkenny Tidy Towns, made the presentations of the awards for the 2004 Tidy Estates Competition.
Winner of the overall award was Beinn Aoibhinn, with other awards going to a number of estates around the town. The evening was well attended, and my deepest congratulations go to all those who took part. A huge amount of work goes into the maintenance of all estates around the town, and it’s good to see this work being recognised.
The Tidy Estates competition is one of a number of initiatives undertaken by the Town Council to help residents associations and community groups in the maintenance of their estates. With this in mind, the council are now moving to change the format of the competition in order to increase the openness of the competition.
Any residents association interested should contact the council (tel: 074 919 4222) as soon as possible, as the closing date for registration is June 30th.
In previous years, estates were judged once. Under the new format, estates will be judged three times, once in mid-July, then in mid-August and finally in mid-September. Most notably, the interim results will be published in the local press. It is hoped this will foster an even stronger sense of competition among the many residents associations, and further strengthen the town in other competitions, particularly the Tidy Towns.
I whole-heartedly welcome this move, and would encourage all residents associations to get involved. There are a number of cash prizes to be presented to the winners.
Good luck to everyone involved in this year’s contest!