How to get ahead in the Limerick Tidy Towns competition 2020

Limerick Tidy Towns competition 2020

Limerick Tidy Towns competition 2020: Maura O’Neill, Tidy Towns representative, and Helen O’Donnell, Chair of Limerick City tidy Towns.

How to get ahead in the Limerick Tidy Towns competition 2020

Limerick City and County Council is hosting a free seminar where top tips in how to succeed in the Limerick Tidy Towns competition 2020 will be on offer.

Community groups, organisations, and individuals are invited to attend Limerick’s Annual Tidy Towns Seminar taking place in the Great National South Court Hotel, Raheen on Tuesday, February 11 from 6.15 pm.

It is the 8th annual seminar which aims to support groups with their ongoing work in their Tidy Towns groups along with advice for their application for the Limerick Tidy Towns competition 2020 national competition.

Last year 56 groups from right across Limerick took part in Tidy Towns, with all groups who competed in 2018 seeing an increase in their marks in 2019. That is down to the commitment of community groups and volunteers who give up their time to help out.

Adare was once again named Limerick’s Tidiest Town closely followed by Galbally and Ardpatrick.

Adare was awarded a Silver Medal, with Bronze Medals going to Ardpatrick, Galbally, Castleconnell, Newcastle West, and Limerick City.

The Endeavour Award for Limerick went to Ballyagran, which saw the biggest percentage improvement on marks compared to the previous year.

The guest speaker at this year’s seminar is Tidy Towns Adjudicator Mary Keenan. Mary has a degree in Horticulture and a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens.

She has worked in the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council and has been both President and Director of The Tree Council of Ireland.

Sinead McDonnell, Environmental Awareness Officer with Limerick City and County Council said: “Limerick City and County Council organises this seminar to assist groups with their year-round work within their own communities via Tidy Towns. Mary Keenan is an experienced Tidy Towns adjudicator and will be giving invaluable insights and advice on applying for Tidy Towns in 2020. If you are involved in Tidy Towns this seminar is a must.”

A short presentation on the European Green Leaf project will also be given at the seminar, which will highlight how we can all help in contributing to a greener and more eco-friendly and sustainable Limerick.

For more details about Limerick’s designation as European Green Leaf City 2020 go to www.limerick.ie/European-Green-Leaf-City

Use #EGLALimerick2020 #EGLA2020 #EGLA

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