CHAIRPERSON of Tidy Towns Malahide Gerry Rafferty said his hard working team is looking forward to new challenges after his town won a gold medal in the Supervalu National Tidy Towns competition.
Tidy Towns Malahide were delighted to be awarded gold medal status for 2015, earning three extra marks since 2014, in category G of the Supervalu National Tidy Towns Awards.
“The committee would like to acknowledge the hard work of CE Scheme workers, Tus (Fingal Leader Partnership) and volunteers,” said Mr Rafferty.
“Tidy Towns Malahide have undertaken many projects since the start of the year. These include extensive planting and painting. This was acknowledged in the adjudicators’ report.
“Our work in Tidy Towns is ongoing and we look forward to the challenges in 2015 and beyond.”
Mr Rafferty also congratulated Skerries who were the overall Dublin region winners and also claimed a gold medal.
Alan Farrell, a Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, also congratulated the Tidy Towns organisations in Skerries and Malahide on their successes.
“These awards are testament to the hard work of all of those involved in the local Tidy Towns organisations,” said Deputy Farrell.
“I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of the Tidy Towns volunteers in Balbriggan, Donabate, Lusk, Rush, Swords and Portamarnock.
“With the obvious commitment of all of those involved in Tidy Towns across Fingal, I am sure our local towns and villages will continue to excel in the competition in the coming years.”
Interest in the Supervalu TidyTowns competition has been consistently high in recent times with the number of entries exceeding 800 each year for the last five years.