2018 Roscrea Enhancement Committee Awards

2018 Roscrea Enhancement Committee Awards

The Roscrea Enhancement Committee is delighted to announce the launch of the 2018 “Roscrea Enhancement Committee Awards”

Speaking this week, the Chairman of the local committee, Brian King, said that this is the fourth year of the awards. Since their inauguration in 2016, Brian said that the awards have gone from strength to strength and the organising committee have no doubt that the 2018 awards will bring the standard of the competition to an even higher level.

The expectation is that that judging will once again take place in August. Like previous years there will be numerous prizes on offer including an award for the best estate overall, a special recognition award, a best presented business award and a heritage award to name but a few.

The award criteria will focus on a number of areas including litter, biodiversity, community and youth involvement, tidiness and cleanliness of an estate, vibrancy, innovation, use of the Irish language, community voluntary efforts and initiatives including fundraising, and sustainability and conservation of resources.

The organising committee are currently finalising the application forms for the estates that would like to enter this year’s competition.

Once the forms are ready Brian King and Pamela Aitken will make arrangements to visit local estates and explain the application process. This proved to be a great success last year and Brian King said that himself and Pamela at the time were heartened by the enthusiasm of the local community to really get behind the awards. Brian king said he had no doubt this year would be even better. The deadline for entry to the competition is 5pm on Thursday the 28th of June 2018.

The committee has once again engaged a judge who is very much specialised in the whole area of enhancement and landscape design to judge this year’s competition. Like last year all entrants will be provided with an adjudicators report which will contain plenty of positive feedback and recommendations.

Brian said it is no coincidence that last year’s magnificent result of a silver medal for Roscrea Tidy Towns was helped greatly by all those who made the effort to enter the Enhancement Awards. Brain said the silver medal award was richly deserved by the local Tidy Towns Committee who he said deserve all the help and credit they can get. Brian called on even more local resident committees and local businesses to get behind the Tidy Towns effort and as always he asked people to reflect on what our town would look like it we were not lucky enough to have such an active tidy towns committee. In conclusion Brian King encouraged as many entrants as possible to this year’s competition.

Brian also thanked last year’s sponsors and hoped that would see plenty of merit in coming on board once again this year. Brian also encouraged new sponsors to step forward should they wish to get involved. Brian thanked the organising committee which includes Marion Carey, Michael Smith, Eileen Doherty and Pamela Aitken. Brian said he was delighted that Pamela has agreed to help co-ordiante the awards once again this year after doing such a great job last year. For any enquiries Pamela can be contacted at (085)7114183 or at aitkenpamela4@gmail.com