Mayo County Council collects two awards at Local Authority Awards night in Dublin

Posted in Connect on February 11, 2019.

Two Mayo County Council projects picked up awards at the Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA) Awards in Croke Park, Dublin, on Saturday night, February 9.

Community Representatives and Mayo County Council joined together at the All-Ireland Community and Council Awards where Westport Leisure Park Running Club were crowned overall national winner in the Best Community Sports Club category and ‘The Tubber Hill Housing scheme and master plan, a piece of Urbanism – An alternative to 9 bungalows’ took the Silver award in the Best Social Housing Initiative category.

Westport Leisure Park Running Club, National Winners Best Community Sports Club/Team Category.  From left Yvonne Byrne, Westport Leisure Park, Cllr PJ Reilly (Longford), LAMA Executive Board Member, Colette Sweeney, Westport Leisure Park, Paul Feeney, Westport Leisure Park, Cllr Mags Murray (Fingal), Chairperson LAMA Executive Board.

These national awards, presented by LAMA, and IPB Insurance highlight and celebrate community and councils working together in our communities, bringing national recognition to novel and progressive projects and developments that may otherwise go unacknowledged.

Mayo County Council were shortlisted as a finalist this year in five categories and as a contender for ‘Council of the Year’, having won the award previously in 2018.

Mayo County Council Architects Section, Silver Award Winner in the Best Social Housing Initiative Category.  From left Liam Hanrahan, A/Director of Services, Mayo County Council, Cllr Michael Loftus, Leas-Cathaoirleach, Mayo Council, Noelle Angley, Architects Section, Mayo County Council.

Speaking after the council collected two awards in Croke Park, Mayo County Council Chief Executive, Peter Hynes, said; “I would like to acknowledge all of the projects that were submitted for this competition and in particular the five projects that were named as finalists from Mayo”.

“Significant work takes place all around this county where Mayo County Council and communities come together to deliver on new and novel initiatives that benefit all who live in our county and it is great to see the county bring home two awards”.

Leas-Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michael Loftus, said; “A well-deserved congratulations to the two projects which took home national awards and to our other finalists who deserved their recognition on the night”.

“It’s a fantastic achievement for Mayo projects to continue to do so well and bringing success to the county on a national stage”.

The full list of Mayo County Council projects announced as national finalists were:

  • ‘Drive Safer for Longer’ – Mayo County Council and Mayo Older People’s Council in the Best Community Health Initiative category.
  • Running Club at Westport Leisure Park in the Best Community Sports Team/Club category.
  • Mayo Cancer Support, Rock Rose House, Castlebar, in the Best Community Based Initiative.
  • ‘Soundworlds Early Years Music Programme’ – Mayo County Childcare Committee and Music Generation Mayo in the Best Education/Training Initiative category.
  • ‘The Tubber Hill Housing Scheme and Master Plan, A piece of Urbanism – An alternative to 9 Bungalows’ – Mayo County Council Architects Section in the Best Social Housing Initiative.
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