Swords Tidy Towns Committee, in conjunction with Greyhound Household, has announced the winner of the Swords inaugural Tidy Estates competition. The winner was Highfields followed closely in second by Glen Ellen and Sandford Woods. Third was Ballintrane Woods. Fourteen estates entered the competition in total.
The winning estate receives €500 to spend on common areas, a free skip for a cleanup and a winner’s plaque for placement at the entrance to the estate. The two runners-up receive a free skip each.
The judging, consisting of two members of Swords Tidy Towns and a Greyhound representative, took place in glorious sunshine on Saturday, August 26.
Swords Tidy Towns, said:
The judging panel was extremely impressed with the general upkeep of all the estates visited and the obvious civic pride that the residents have shown. This augurs well for the national Tidy Towns awards. Last year, we won a silver medal in the competition.
Greyhound Group Managing Director, John Brosnan said:
Greyhound is delighted to support this competition. We know the very real effort Swords Tidy Towns puts into making Swords the lovely town it is. Congratulations to the winners. Hopefully, the competition will help Swords Tidy Towns garner even more points in the national awards in the future.