Meath County Council have announced a number of information evenings for local community groups, resident associations, tidy town groups and volunteers who wish to find out more about entering this year’s Meath Pride of Place competition.
Each information evening will commence at 6.30pm and will take place in Navan Library on Tuesday, May 16, Conyhgham Arms Hotel, Slane on Wednesday, May 17, Kells Library on Thursday, May 18, Dunboyne Library on Tuesday, May 23, Trim Castle Hotel on Wednesday, May 24 and Ashbourne Library on Thursday, May 25.
Speaking about the initiative Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nick Killian said “The Pride of Place initiative gives Meath County Council an opportunity to recognise the many hard working resident associations, community groups, volunteers and tidy towns groups in the County. This is the 20th year of the initiative, during these years it has evolved to focus not only on the visual aspect of the county, but also on education and awareness.
It’s great to see volunteers giving up their own time to help build community relations. It’s also about community pride, not just how a place looks, but how people feel about it. By taking care of their own local environment, these groups build a better and more inclusive community, not just for their residents, but also for tourists and visitors. I would encourage as many new groups as possible to enter the competition this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all participants who have entered the competition over the last 20 years”.
Susanne Mahon, Meath County Council Pride of Place Coordinator added “There have been some changes made to this year’s initiative, we have introduced a new category ‘Best Green Community Amenity’ which is suitable for community allotments, walkways, waterways and is also open to previous winners of the Best New Group category. There is a strong focus on collaboration this year and we are encouraging groups to work with other groups and to share information. We have a new application form, and we also have the option of applying online for the first time.”
To learn more about the new application form, categories, or the overall initiative you are invited to attend one of the information evenings. To book your place please email email@example.com or call 046 9097400.