Tuesday 21 May 2019

Search for tidiest estate

Swords Tidy Towns has once again joined forces with Greyhound Household to track down Swords' tidiest estate with this year's 'Tidy Estates Competition.'

Fifteen estates entered the competition last year, and it is hoped even more will take up the challenge in 2019.

The competition begins on Wednesday May 15, with judging taking place in mid-July. Estates will receive marks for the upkeep of common areas (40%); gardens (30%); and house exteriors (30%).

The winning estate will receive a sum of €500 for spending on common areas, free skips for clean-ups and a winners' plaque.

Swords Tidy Towns Chairperson, Ken Duffy said: 'Swords has made great strides in competing in the National Tidy Towns competition over the past few years.

'We have won a silver medal for the second year running and are continuously moving up the ranks, year on year. We hope the Tidy Estates Competition will help us improve our position even further."

Greyhound Household Managing Director John Brosnan said: 'We know from our dealings with the dedicated team at Swords Tidy Towns Committee, the amount of time and hard work they put into enhancing the area.

'This is reflected in the town's continued climb through the Tidy Town's rankings. We hope this year's Tidy Estates competition will give their efforts a further boost.'

For further information, call Grace Dunne at 087-6272332.

Meanwhile, Swords Tidy Towns dusted off the daffodils and parades the pergolas when it opened its glorious gardens to the Swords community on Saturday May 4.

Part of the National Community Weekend Fingal Scheme, the event invited residents of Swords and beyond to delight at Swords Tidy Town's beautifully crafted gardens. Swords Tidy Towns encouraged locals to go along and see the great work Swords Tidy Towns has done, and get some useful advice on what you can do in your own garden. Swords Tidy Towns would like to offer a big 'thank you' to Fingal Local Community Development Committee, Fingal County Council, Fingal PPN and the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Fingal Independent