MALAHIDE IS a consistently high performer in the Tidy Towns competition and this year was no different with the town finishing second in Fingal to Skerries.The adjudicators' report on the town begins with very high praise as the judges describe the streetscape of Malahide as being ' like a picture postcard'. The work of the local Tidy Towns Committee was lauded in the report, which says: 'Your committee and volunteers are working diligently to prepare your lovely bustling town for the competition. 'The support you have in doing this task from agencies, residents and businesses in the area shows that Malahide has pride in its town and aims to enhance and develop further. 'Having a student in the school as a member of your committee is a great advantage particularly in the environmental work. 'Your committee have the experience of preparing your town for the competition which are good at communicating with the relevant bodies and using the media to your advantage.' The individual buildings singled out for praise by the judges are too many to list here but in an unusual informal comment from the judges in the report, they remark: ' Tiresome work looking at these beautiful buildings, time for a coffee in one of your lovely restaurants.' The town's nature trails and amenities for walkers are praised while the Tidy Towns Committee is also commended for its work against litter. The town's Green Village initiative is also praised for its effort to reduce waste in Malahide. Malahide is described in the report as a ' town that has pride in itself and in its people' and one that is ' bustling with activity and has a good committee with some good plans in place to drive the town forward'.