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Thurles Estates & Streetscape Competition 2016

Thurles, The Cathedral Town

Refresh Thurles‘ have just launched their ‘Community Estates & Streetscape Competition‘.  This year 2016, will see the introduction of this particular competition for the first time and it is hoped that there will be a high rate of participation throughout the town.

Note: The closing date to enter this competition is May 31st, 2016 and for those local community areas wishing to take-part; entry is totally free.

Rules, Entry Forms, Categories & Prizes
The Community Estates & Streetscape Groupings, wishing to take part, must nominate a minimum of 3 persons to head up their individual groups, all of which should be listed on the entry form. There are four categories in the competition; Best Streetscape; Best Estate (1-30 houses); Best Estate (30 -70 Houses) and Best Estate 70+ Houses. The Prize in each case is €200.00, which is to be used to improve the winning Estate or Streetscape. Full details of the ‘Marking Scheme’ applicable can be found attached to the Application Form.

Entry forms are available from Refresh Thurles Committee Members or from the counter in Thurles Library. Alternatively text to Mobile (087) 2701689 or Email refreshthurles@gmail.com and they will have the form sent out to you. All completed entries can be put into a provided collection box in Thurles Library or returned by post to the address provided on the entry form.

Judging & Aims
Judging will take place during the months of July and August and the winners will be announced on September 1st. The aim of this initiative is to increase community participation and to give people an opportunity to demonstrate their ‘Pride of Place’. The work done by everyone will also contribute to further improving our ‘National Tidy Town’ marks for Thurles; latter which have increased over the last three years and hopefully will continue to improve in the years ahead. [See 2015 Category E results HERE]

This Competition is timely; as North Tipperary Leader Partnership (NTLP) have begun work on the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Program and perhaps there is some way that NTLP can help you to get a Community Group together and work towards this competition.

You can also contact the Leader Office situated on Kickham Street, Thurles, Tel: (0504) 90579 or contact Breada Ryan on Mobile (087) 9280755 or Trish Purcell on Mobile (087) 6978868. The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) offers a lot to the Community e.g. supports in the areas of Education; Employment; Enterprise Creation and Developing Capacity; in Community Groups.

Get Involved
Should you wish to get involved with ‘Refresh Thurles’ please contact them on Mobile (087) 270 1689 or Email refreshthurles@gmail.com – help in any way is much appreciated.

You can follow ‘Refresh Thurles’ on Facebook.

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