Residents from both St. Eunan’s Terrace in Raphoe and Deele View Park in Convoy were honoured in the Best Kept Council Housing Estate Competition for Stranorlar Municipal District earlier this week.
At the Stranorlar Municipal District meeting on Monday 8th April 2019, Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar MD and the Elected Members made a presentation to the winners of the Best Kept Council Housing Estate Competition 2018.
This competition takes place every year in each Municipal District and includes three categories.
In the Stranorlar Municipal District, St. Eunan’s Terrace, Raphoe received a prize of €600 as winners of the Large Estate category (51 houses or more) and Deele View Park Convoy received a prize of €300 as winners in the Small Estate Category (20 houses or less).
Speaking at the meeting Cathaoirleach Cllr. Patrick McGowan congratulated all the residents who took part in the competition and commended them for their hard work, dedication and pride in their estates. These sentiments were echoed by the other elected members of Stranorlar Municipal District and they highlighted their commitment to continuing to support the Residents Associations in all their efforts.
It was noted that there were no entries in the Medium Estate Category (21-50 houses) in 2018.
Cllr McGowan urged all Council Housing Estates to get involved in the competition.
He said “It is a great way for communities to come together to make their own estate a great place to live in and to bring up their families. The work that has been done by both the residents in St. Eunan’s Terrace and Deele View Park is a great example to everyone and of course there are many other estates where people are working together creating a sense of pride and community spirit in their own areas.”
Application Forms and details will be available in June 2019 and further information on this competition and setting up Residents Associations is available by calling into the Housing Section in any Council Office or by calling (074) 91 53900.