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NI’s Best Kept

Published: Fri, 4 Nov 2016
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Tobar Park, Cullybackey won Best Kept Medium Housing Area Pictured are L-R Norman Johnston, John Laverty (Open + Direct Insurance), Maureen Johnston, Cllr Carson (Mid Antrim Council) Sara McClerkin (Housing Executive ) Joe Mahon (Patron NIAC), Doreen Muskett MBE, (President, NIAC) and David Small.
Best Kept Tobar Park
A number of our areas have been announced as Best Kept in Northern Ireland at the 2016 Open + Direct Best Kept City, Town, Village & Housing Awards.
The annual awards ceremony recognises towns, villages, cities and housing areas across Northern Ireland which demonstrated a commitment to bettering their surroundings, be it through attractive foliage, creative features or simply maintaining a clean and tidy environment.
Gerry Flynn,our Director of Landlord Services, commented:
“I am delighted three of our areas won at this year’s Amenity Awards.  The Housing Executive aims to foster vibrant communities and create a safe healthy environment for people to live in and as such it takes pride in all of its spaces.  My congratulations go to all involved.”  
The Northern Ireland Amenity Council President, Doreen Muskett MBE, said:
“Every year it is a pleasure to reward those who have taken great pride in maintaining or creating beautiful settings. Entries for 2016 were of a high standard and judges had great difficulty in selecting the eventual winners.
“I would like to congratulate not only everyone who took home a ‘Best Kept’ accolade at this year’s ceremony, but also everyone who entered. These awards promote a healthy, creative living environment and it is fantastic to see so many local areas putting the effort into bettering their own.”
The winning areas were:
•Caw Estate (Waterside) won the ‘Ellen McGowan’ award
•Rooney Park Kilkeel won Best Kept Small Housing Area
•Tobar Park, Cullybackey won Best Kept Medium Housing Area
Rooney Park Kilkeel won Best Kept Small Housing Area. Pictured are (L-R) John Laverty (Open + Direct Insurance) Margaret Cunningham (Housing Executive) Joe Mahon (Patron NIAC) Cllr Terry Andrews (Newry, Mourne & Down Council) David Small (CEO, NI Environment Agency), Liam Hannaway (Newry, Mourne & Down Council) Doreen Muskett, MBE (President, NIAC)
Best Kept Rooney Park
Caw Estate (Waterside) won the ‘Ellen McGowan’ award. Pictured are John Laverty (Open + Direct Insurance), Stephen Proctor (Housing Executive) Joe Mahon (Patron NIAC), Linda Watson, David Small, Drew Thompson, Doreen Muskett (President, NIAC)
Best Kept Caw