• Fingal County Council Congratulates Tidy Towns Committees on 2021 success

    Fingal County Council is delighted to congratulate all TidyTowns committees on their continued success following the announcement of the results of this year’s awards on Friday, 12 November. The SuperValu TidyTowns competition was presented at a scaled-back event held in the RDS and Ennis, Co Clare was the overall winner from a total of 847 entries to the competition this year.    

    Rush committee were the National winner of the EPA Circular Economy Award, and were awarded a €1,000 prize to help continue the good work.  

    Malahide again received a gold medal with 335 points in the G category (populations between 15000 and 25000). Skerries also received a gold medal in Category F (population between 10,001 and 15,000). Swords was awarded a silver medal in its Category H with 329 points and 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 2019.   

    Full results below: 

    Town  (Category) 

    2019 

    2021 

    Ballyboughal (A) 

    289 

    293 

    The Naul ( A) 

    245 

    252 

    Balrothery (C) 

    258 

    264 

    Lusk (D) 

    316 

    321 

    Howth (D) 

    287 

    296 

    Rush (D) 

    286 

    293 

    Portmarnock(D) 

    245 

    256 

    Skerries (F) 

    338 

    343 

    Malahide (G) 

    327 

    335 

    Balbriggan(G) 

    296 

    203 

    Castleknock (G) 

    230 

    248 

    Swords (H) 

    323 

    329 

      

    Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh commended the TidyTowns committees saying “It is wonderful to see the hard work of the TidyTowns committees in Fingal being recognised with these awards. During my time as Mayor, I have seen their hard work and commitment in enhancing the appearance of their areas. TidyTowns committees have a hugely positive effect on the environment and fostering community spirit”   

    Fingal County Council Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly said: “The work of the TidyTowns Committees across the County make Fingal a better place to live, work and visit. Their efforts are hugely valued.  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 Mary T Daly added: “I would like to thank all of the volunteers throughout the County who put their community first and continued to make their areas better places to live and work and to visit, all the while, adhering to social distancing and public health guidelines. It is fantastic to once again see their hard work has been acknowledged.” 

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