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Monday, 7 November 2016

Rosscarbery Tidy Towns win Best Eco Friendly Award at twelfth Annual Pride in Our Community Competition


Rosscarberry Tidy Towns have won Best Eco Friendly Project at the 12th Annual Muintir na Tire Pride in our Community Awards held in Oriel House Ballincollig. Their project to set up a Pollination Corridor this year was praised by the Judges. Signage is in place at a number of points around Rosscarbery with details on wild bees & pollinators. They have allowed areas to be left uncut providing wild flowers & plants for bees. They have also planted a wildflower garden area in Rosscarbery.
Mayor of County Cork Councillor Seamus McGrath congratulated them and said that it was great to see the effort being put in by them and other community groups in developing locally-based Amenity/ Projects which are of long-term benefit to their local community all over County Cork’

Mr Sean Holland Chairman of the organising committee was keen to point out that competition also seeks to make local people conscious of their local environment and promotes litter free communities. He said the competition is open to all voluntary groups in County Cork. Sean added that the organisers had simplified the competition after consulting with local groups. He urged any group that were planning a project or were maintaining an existing project to consider entering the competition

Ms Annette Lane of Cork County Federation Muintir ná Tíre said these projects highlight the important link between our surroundings and our quality of life. It is no co-incidence he said that people travel the length and breadth of the county, visiting beauty spots – beautiful scenery which lifts their spirits and hearts. The impact that amenity projects developed are enormous she added
She thanked the County Mayor Seamus McGrath and Cork County Council for providing support for all of the groups in bringing this principle home.  He said these projects brighten up communities and enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings in which we live as well as attracting tourists.

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