SILVER: Ballyduff in Bloom/Tidy Towns
This is an inspiring project. Founded in 2012, this vibrant organisation aims to enhance the appearance of their village through the arts and through community participation. Far too often, the work of tidy towns is left to a core group of volunteers. In this case however, the group involved the local school, which has had the twin effects of improving the physical appearance of the village and involving the local youth in their community. We need more of these types of approaches, not just in tidy towns but in community development generally.