Valerie Murphy, CEO of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership this week extended congratulations to all Tidy Towns Groups in the Avondhu Blackwater area on their recent awards and greatly improved points total generally, in the National Tidy Towns competition.

"There was a marked improvement in all areas and we understand the great effort it takes to get even a single mark gain in the competition," said Ms Murphy.

"Tidy Town groups are at the heart and soul of our rural towns and villages and consist mainly of dedicated volunteers. Their work and enthusiasm greatly enhances the image of our rural places, makes our towns and villages a better place to live and is vital to encourage tourism within the area." 

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership are delighted to assist groups in whatever way possible through their many programmes. Their Tús programme is just one of the ways which Avondhu Blackwater Partnership assist with the worthwhile work of the groups and they would like to thank all the workers who have helped in any way with various projects.

"We very much look forward to working with our partners in our local Tidy Towns groups in the coming year. Please feel free to contact our offices in The Mill Castletownroche on 022-46580 with any queries."