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Sligo Tidy Towns Residents Night

The Annual Sligo Tidy Towns Residents “Thank You” night took place last Tuesday  at the Sligo Park Hotel.

Following the recent Bronze Medal Award and a record 16 points increase at the National Supervalu/ Tidy Towns Awards, the night was well attended with over 80 people present.

Most resident groups had  representatives in attendance, and parents, teachers and pupils were also present from the winning  schools from Junior Tidy Towns.

Also in attendance were a large contingent of volunteers from Globe House who regularly perform litter patrols, and representatives from men’s sheds and other community groups.

Lucy Brennan and John Kielty provided some advice on the night on how to improve marks gained by residents committees, Michael Bell also provided a fantastic presentation on Wildlife and how to create and preserve suitable Habitats, while Mary Naughton over saw the Junior Tidy Towns schools competition.

The evening was opened and closed with remarks by Chairman Peter Tiernan who commended the past and present committees and volunteers and paid tribute to the work done previously to achieve the recent results.

Junior Tidy Town tidiness Winners:

Primary:  1st Mercy Primary, 2nd Scoil Ursula.  Post-Primary : 1st Mercy College, 2nd Ballinode College.

Best  Kept Large Estate: 

1st  Kevinsfort, 2nd The Park. Joint 3rd Carton Point/View and Kevinsfort Heath.

Best Kept Small Estate: 

1st   Markievicz Heights, 2nd  Cedar Drive.

Local Authority Estates: 

1st Cranmore Place, 2nd  Cranmore Drive.

Most Improved Estate :

Tracy Avenue.

Best Street: 
Jinks Avenue.

Adjudicators Award:

Greenfort Estate.

The Anti-Litter Anti – Gum (ALAG) is a separate competition which looks at tidiness only, and is judged on 3 occasions over the Summer months.

July Winners: 

Rathanna, Marymount and Pearse Crescent.

August Winners:
Cartron View/Point, Rusheen Ard and Tracy Avenue.

September Winners:
The Park, Markievicz Heights and Old Cartron Hill.