ERP is delighted to announce the winner for the ERP Sustainable Environment Award 2019 was Clare County Council once again for their campaign – Banner Beekeepers Association Apiary at Doora, Ennis at the 16th annual Excellence in Local Government Awards. The ceremony was held in association with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and showcases and celebrates the best of Local Government in Ireland. This is the second year Clare Co Co has won the Sustainable Environment Award!
Pictured on the night (left to right) Anne Haugh, Director of Social Development; Clare Co Co, Noeleen Fitzgerald, A/Head of Finance; Clare Co Co, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland, Ann Reynolds, A/Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Services; Clare Co Co, Councillor Ann Norton;
Councillor Cillian Murphy (deputy Mayor); Yvonne Holmes, Head of Corporate Communications, European Recycling Platform, Minister of State, John Paul Phelan, with special responsibility for Local Government and Electoral Reform, Carmel Kirby, Director of Physical Development; Clare Co Co, Pat Dowling, Chief Executive; Clare Co Co, Councillor PJ Ryan; Clare Co Co, Leonard Cleary, Director of Rural Development, Clare Co Co.
Clare Co Co facilitated the Banner Beekeepers establishing an apiary with an outreach and education programme to engage the public in Beekeeping and Pollinators. It meets the objectives of the Clare Biodiversity Action Plan and County Clare Heritage Plan to promote Clare as a important refuge for native pollinators and meets the objectives in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020.
Fingal County Council was announced the winner of the overall Local Authority of the Year Award. It was noted the council had shown engagement across the different facets of the Fingal Community, and with the development and sustainability of Fingal’s localities and environment, to achieve this accolade.