Wexford gets some extra awards in the Tidy Towns awards 2016
Towns across Wexford impressed the judges in this year's Tidy Towns Awards and managed to scoop several special awards to boot.
Founder of the Rosslare Tidy Towns Committee Peggy Stennett was honoured for her commitment to her local community when she received a Supervalu Community Hero Award. Peggy, who was nominated by local retailer Des Murphy, was highly commended for her unwavering dedication to enhancing her community. The 92-year-old is a local legend among members of the Rosslare community and has a firmly established reputation for reviving the struggling Rosslare TidyTowns committee 20 years ago.
Wexford town's committee picked up a silver medal in the awards, winning €700 for the group. Meanwhile, Rosslare and Enniscorthy won bronze awards, taking home €400 as a result.
Ballycanew picked up the county prize for Wexford, with Blackwater winning Highly Commended and Rosslare winning Commended. Bridgetown scooped the endeavour award for the county for their 6.49 per cent increase in points since 2015.
Ballycanew TidyTowns was joint winner of the Supervalu Youth Award for the South East, sharing the €1,000 prize with Tramore. Ferns Tidy Towns picked up the Value Water Award sponsored by Irish Water, which won them the prize of €1,000.
County Wexford brought home all three awards in the Gum Litter Taskforce category. Ballycanew won the award in the village and small town category, while Wexford TidyTowns won the national award as well as the large town and urban centre award.