Four estates in the City and County were presented with plaques in the Spick and Span Tidy Estates Competition. The Waterford Council initiative was launched during the summer to coincide with National Bee Day. The winners were Alexander Street in the City, Hillside Close in Kilmacthomas, Na Fearnóga, Ballinroad in Dungarvan, and Brideview Close in Tallow. Each winning estate received a wall-mounted plaque recognising their achievement. In addition, they received day passes to Mount Congreve House and Gardens.
Reaction from organisers
Henry Moloney, Estate Management Officer with Waterford Council said “The Spick and Span Awards recognise the tireless and selfless work done by individuals, residents associations and communities in keeping their estates well maintained. We put out a call inviting housing estates to apply for starter packs of bedding plants and compost and we received over 40 requests.”
Highlighting the importance of biodiversity and sustainability, Eamonn O’Leary, Estate and Tenancy Management Officer said “the results were fantastic and it wasn’t an easy task to choose the overall winners.”
The awards were presented by Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Kelly, Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Seanie Power, Dungarvan / Lismore District Leas Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Declan Doocey, and Comeragh Cathaoirleach, Cllr. John O’ Leary.
Mayor Joe Kelly said, “There are so many housing estates in our communities that are a great source of pride. It’s the hard work of the volunteers and residents’ associations that go that extra mile to improve and enhance the shared communal spaces.”
Photos from the winning estates
Pictured in the main image: Presentation of the Spick and Span, Tidy Estate Winners 2021 plaque to Chairperson of Na Fearnóga Residents Association, Mary Killigrew by Deputy Mayor Seanie Power, along with Cllr. Damien Geoghegan and members of the residents association.