Wexford County Council is shortlisted for three awards

By Esther Hayden

Published 20/08/2016 | 00:00

Wexford County Council has been shortlisted in three categories in the Excellence in Local Government Awards.

The council was short listed in the Best Library Service, Disability Services Provision and Commemorations and Centenaries.

In the Best Library Service category Wexford County Council was short listed for the county's mobile library service - literacy at the heart of rural communities. It is facing competition from Galway, Offaly and South Dublin county councils.

In the Disability Services Provision Wexford was short listed for its beach wheelchair initiative which saw beach wheelchairs being made available at a number of the county's top beaches.

In this category it faces competition from Fingal, Kerry and South Dublin county councils.

In the Commemorations and Centenaries category the council name the shortlist for its 1916 Centenary Commemorative programme. In this category the council faces competition from Carlow, Dublin, Fingal, Kildare, Meath, Monaghan, South Dublin county councils.

Excellent Work Undertaken By Local Authorities Highlighted In Awards Shortlist

Chambers Ireland announced the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016 with a total of twenty three local authorities short listed over sixteen categories.

Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber, said: 'on behalf of Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross and Wexford Chambers, I would like to congratulate Wexford County Council on being short listed for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

'Wexford County Council has been short listed in 3 categories. Being short listed for the Excellence in Local Government Awards highlights the commitment shown by our local authority insofar as the provision of library services and disability services is concerned and also in their innovative approach to Commemorations and Centenaries.

'It is important to recognise the continued hard work of our local authority despite the many challenges they have faced in recent years. The shortlist highlights the varied local projects undertaken across Ireland and these Awards are an important annual showcase for the dedication and commitment within local authorities to support the community and the local area.'

The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held in association with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government. The winners will be announced at the 13th annual awards ceremony on November 24 in Dublin.

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