Residents Recognised for Contribution to Local Environment

A Waterford residents association has been recognised with a prestigious award for its impressive work to enhance their local area.  The Greenfields Residents Association at Frisby Homes’ Greenfields development achieved a merit award in The Pride of Place Environmental Competition 2010, run by Waterford City Council.

Picture: John Power, Chairperson of Greenfields Residents Association (right) receiving award from Cllr. Seamus Ryan, along with members of the residents association (from left) Maria Aylward, Linda Donnelly, Trevor Skelton, Ailenn Moriarty, Cllr. Seamus Ryan, John Power, Andrew Preston, Ellie Lynch and Brian Power

The awards aim to reward individuals, communities, schools and businesses who show commitment and contribution to improve their local environment.  At a ceremony held in City Hall on 2 November, judges were particularly impressed by the absence of litter, the addition of hanging baskets, and the overall appearance of the Greenfields estate – located on the Old Tramore Road.  Judges also praised the communication methods employed by the association, in particular the use of their website and regular newsletters, to keep residents involved in projects.

John Power, Chairperson of the association, said: “It’s a tremendous achievement and pat on the back for all involved and a great motivator to continue such good work. This award is particularly significant considering our estate is still under construction.”  The association fought off stiff competition from 15 entrants to receive the accolade, in the ‘best small residential area’ category.  Ella Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer at Waterford City Council, said: “The marks in this category were genuinely very close when it came down to the top places. Greenfields did very well this year in both rounds of judging.”

Noel Frisby, Managing Director of Frisby Homes, said: “We’re absolutely delighted for the residents association. To be recognised in this way shows they put in a lot of effort to make this housing development an even more enjoyable place to live.”  Local Labour Councillor for Waterford City South Seamus Ryan was also impressed with the award. He said: “I congratulate the residents association for all their hard work and commitment – it has been rewarded by this accolade.”

Source: Waterford Today

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