Just rewards for Tidy Towns teams
TIDY TOWNS GROUPS and Estates from throughout the county were rewarded at a Wicklow County Council presentation for their emphasis on the importance of sustainability and more environmentally friendly communities.
A special award and a €1,000 cheque was presented to Kilgarron Park, Enniskerry for Environmental Awareness and Community Involvement. Woodview, Avoca was judged as the most improved Local Authority Estate and received a cheque for €700.
Finishing first was Ballinalea, Ashford who receive €800. In second were Whitehall Park, Baltinglass; Burnaby Lawns, Greystones; Riverfield, Aughrim. In third were Parnell Park, Rathdrum; Druid's Brook, Kilcoole; Ballanagh Close, Avoca. Fourth were Chapel Lane, Shillelagh; Dunlavin Resident's Association and Kiladreenan Close, Newtown.
The Tidy Towns Award winners were Donard for Main Street in a Small Town, while Coolboy was the runner up. The Large Town Main Street winner was Avoca and the runner-up was Greystones.
Highly commended were Stratford on Slaney, Grangecon and Knockananna. Laragh and Dunlavin received a recognition of merit award. Aughrim received an award for the highest finish in the National Awards and Baltinglass received recognition as the most improved area in the National Awards.
The winner of the Local Authority Estate award was Riverfield, Aughrim, with Kilgarron, Enniskerry in second.
Highly commended were Ballinalea, Ashford; St. Martin's Drive, Aughrim; Ballanagh Close and Palladius Park, Donard. The most improved were Woodview Park, Avoca; Burnaby Lawns, Greystones; Woodview, Ashford and Chapel Lane.
The private estate winner was Ashton, Blessington. Second was Burnaby Heights, Greystones and Burgage Manor of Blessington was third. Rock Manor, Kilcoole and Gorse Haven, Coolboy received recognition awards.
The Waste Minimisation and Biodiversity Award went to Gleann Chile, Glenealy. Burnaby Heights won the Biodiversity award and Kilgarron Park the Sustainability Award.
Mary Stubblefield, Riverfield, Aughrim, Margaret Conlan, Lisa Cashin and Rose Nolan, Church Hill, Dunlavin at the Wicklow Co. Council Tidy Town/Estate Awards in County Buildings.
Ina and Hugh O’Keefe, Stratford, at the Wicklow County Council Tidy Town/Estate Awards in County Buildings.
Pascal Bracken and Winton Wynne, Ballanagh Close, Avoca with Catherine Elliott Lewis and Mary O’Brien, Burnaby Lawns, Greystones at the Wicklow County Council Tidy Town/Estate Awards in County Buildings.
Residents of Hawthorn Drive and Parnell Park, Rathdrum at the Wicklow County Council Tidy Town/Estate Awards in County Buildings.
Carmel Grant, Donal and Phyllis Donoghue, Ballinalea, Ashford and Breda Sheedy and Ann Ward, Ashton, Blessington at the Wicklow Co Council Tidy Town/Estate Awards in Co Buildings