Durkan commends the winners of NI’s ‘Best Kept’ Awards

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

The overall award was presented to the picturesque village of Scarva. They will now compete in the final of the All-Ireland Tidy Towns competition.
This year saw the introduction of a ‘Best Kept City’ category, which was awarded to the city of Derry. Armagh was awarded the prize for ‘Best Kept Medium Town’ and Omagh received the ‘Best Kept Large Town’ award.
Speaking at the awards ceremony in Derry’s Guild Hall, Mark H Durkan said: “In the North we are blessed with a beautiful natural and built environment. It is one of our greatest assets and we all share the responsibility for protecting and improving it, for current and future generations. These awards are a great way to recognise the contribution of many who give up their own time and efforts to showcase and enhance their local environment.
“The communities who participated are taking pride in their surroundings, making them a more attractive place for people to live, for tourists to visit and for people to do business. I commend all who took part and warmly congratulate each of the winners. I am of course particularly delighted to see that Derry is the first winner of the ‘Best Kept City’ award. I would also like to congratulate Gretta Young, the first ever recipient of the ‘Community Achiever of the Year’ award in recognition of her outstanding work with Loughgall District Improvement Committee.”

Admin 2Durkan commends the winners of NI’s ‘Best Kept’ Awards