Win­ners of Tidy Towns an­nounced

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

WITH En­nis­cor­thy once again re­tain­ing its bronze medal in this year’s na­tional Tidy Towns com­pe­ti­tion, it was time for the fo­cus to shift to lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion as the lo­cal Tidy Towns com­mit­tee pre­sented awards at the IFA Cen­tre re­cently.

The judges com­mented on the high stan­dard and the ma­jor ef­fort put in by var­i­ous res­i­dents and busi­ness own­ers in the last twelve months, with some of the green fin­gered gar­den­ers go­ing above and be­yond to im­press.

The win­ners were all con­grat­u­lated by County Coun­cil Chair­man Keith Doyle, Dis­trict Coun­cil Chair­man Wil­lie Ka­vanagh and Dis­trict Man­ager Liz Hore for their ef­forts in en­sur­ing that En­nis­cor­thy re­mains beau­ti­ful.

Scoop­ing the award for Pub­lic Build­ings was the im­mac­u­lately main­tained St Ai­dan’s Cathe­dral while Wick­ham’s Butch­ers in Mar­ket Square scooped this year’s award for best shop front.

Best Busi­ness Premises went to rel­a­tive new­com­ers J’Adore Shoe Bou­tique on Wafer Street while the mas­sive ren­o­va­tions at Smyth’s Homevalue earned Betty and Der­mot Ka­vanagh the award for Most Im­proved Premises.

Ot­tiva Bou­tique on Wafer Street won the En­deav­our Award, while the new state of the art ser­vice sta­tion on Mile­house Road earned the ku­dos of the judges with Mc­Sor­ley’s Cen­tra win­ning best New De­vel­op­ment, con­clud­ing the awards for busi­nesses.

There was cause for great cel­e­bra­tions in Belle­field Springs as res­i­dents col­lected the award for Hous­ing Es­tates, while Best Com­mu­nity Area went to Bar­ley­field and the Land­scape Award went to Slaney View Park.

Next to be an­nounced were the gar­dens and the stan­dard once again was said to be ex­tremely high this year. Best Rose Gar­den was handed to Neil Carty of 16 Drum­goold Vil- las. The Large gar­den sec­tion was won by Judy Moore­house of 14 Mo­ran Park, with Agnes Allen of West­cliffe House highly com­mended. The win­ner in the Medium Gar­dens cat­e­gory was John Somers of 4 Kil­lago­ley Ter­race, with a com­men­da­tion for Jim and Marie Roche of 30 Mo­ran Park. Bernie Col­gan of 29 Cher­ry­or­chard Heights was the win­ner of the Small Gar­dens sec­tion, closely fol­lowed by Mai Mor­ris­sey of 9 Kil­lago­ley Ter­race.

Marie Car­roll of 24 Slaney View Park won the Con­tainer Gar­den cat­e­gory, closely fol- lowed by Frank Mur­phy of 44 Belle­field Road. The hang­ing baskets and win­dow-boxes sec­tion was scooped by Ea­monn Man­ning of An­twerpt House, Mary Street, with Joe Breen of 16 Duf­fry Gate highly com­mended. Holo­han’s Pub in Slaney Place won the award for com­mer­cial premises, while Reid’s Off Li­cence on Main Street won the busi­ness award for hang­ing baskets and win­dow boxes. All of the par­tic­i­pants were con­grat­u­lated on an­other fan­tas­tic year for the Tidy Towns as they draw ever closer to the sil­ver medal na­tion­ally.

Win­ners were pre­sented with their Tidy Towns Awards at the IFA Cen­tre last week.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.