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O’Shea Commends Successful Local Villages in Anti-Litter League Challenge

O’Shea Commends Successful Local Villages in Anti-Litter League Challenge

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has paid his congratulations to the communities of MeelinKnocknagreeKilcorney and Cullen, following their success in the Cork County Council Anti-Litter League Challenge 2019. 

Award ceremonies were held on today, Monday July 15th in the Council Offices, Anabella, Mallow to honour the prizewinning villages. 

In Category A, Meelin were awarded 3rd place and a cheque for €500, with a score of 298.90 out of a possible 300. 

In Category B, Knocknagree were awarded 2nd place and a cheque for €500, with a sore of 290.00. 

Knocknagree has been promoted to Category A for 2020. In the same category, Kilcorney were awarded 3rd place and a cheque for €250, with a score of 280.60. 

Also in Category B, Cullen claimed the Most Improved award and a cheque for 200. 

The Northern Division ceremonies took place on Monday before the Divisional Committee Meeting in Mallow. Representatives from community groups were presented with certificates by the Chairs of the Divisional Committee. 

Cork County Council’s Anti-Litter Challenge is Ireland’s oldest Local Authority sponsored anti-litter competition. By focusing solely on litter, and not conferring advantages to areas of natural beauty or architectural importance, it gives communities who may struggle in Tidy Towns competitions the opportunity to compete on an even footing. 

Cllr. O’Shea said: “My warmest congratulations to MeelinKnocknagreeKilcorney and Cullen on their success in this year’s competition. Well done to all competing villages; it is great to see that litter control is a major focus for communities across the county of Cork.  

“The results show improvement on last year in many communities and, given the strictness of the judging, the scores that communities have achieved are really exceptional. Every community that took part in the competition should be very proud of their achievements. The dedication, attention, and care shown to villages throughout Cork deserves to be commended.”