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 Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey celebrated the positive contribution that local community groups make with an event in the council offices in Newry on Thursday 26 September 2019.

Attending the celebration were representative of community groups that had participated in the Council’s Cleaner, Greener Communities initiative during the summer. Also present were groups that had successfully completed their environmental projects as part of the Council’s Financial Assistance Programme.

Civic Pride Certificate of Achievement Ceremony took place at the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s offices in Newry where certificates and £50 vouchers sponsored by Natural World Products were presented by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey.  Front row, from left: Adrian Moore and Paula McGuigan, Carnagat Community Association; Councillor Charlie Casey; Celine Magill, Head of Output, Natural World Products; Eoin Devlin, Assistant Director Health and Wellbeing, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council; Ita Gibney, Newtownhamilton Community Association. Back row, from left: Patrick McShane, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Environmental Co-ordinator; Sinead Murphy, Lislea Community Association; John McCaffey and Pete Haughey, New Town Together Community Group; Cónán McAteer; Ballyholland Primary School on behalf of Ballyholland Sunshine Club; Ronan McGrath and Paul Murphy; First Dromore Scouts.
Civic Pride Certificate of Achievement Ceremony took place at the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s offices in Newry where certificates and £50 vouchers sponsored by Natural World Products were presented by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey. Front from left: Adrian Moore and Paula McGuigan, Carnagat Community Association; Councillor Charlie Casey; Celine Magill, Head of Output, Natural World Products; Eoin Devlin, Assistant Director Health and Wellbeing, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council; Ita Gibney, Newtownhamilton Community Association. Back: Patrick McShane, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Environmental Co-ordinator; Sinead Murphy, Lislea Community Association; John McCaffey and Pete Haughey, New Town Together Community Group; Cónán McAteer; Ballyholland Primary School on behalf of Ballyholland Sunshine Club; Ronan McGrath and Paul Murphy; First Dromore Scouts.

Councillor Casey congratulated all the groups for their achievement. He said, “I am very pleased to be able to take this opportunity to recognize our community groups and the important work they do to improve their environment for the benefit of all citizens. I have no doubt that their work has contributed to, and continues to contribute to, a growing sense of civic pride in their local areas.”

Groups that took part in the Cleaner Greener Communities initiative carried out two clean ups during July, promoted an anti-dog fouling message and raised awareness of food waste recycling in their area. 

All groups were presented with a commemorative certificate and a voucher sponsored by Natural World Products. Carnagat Community Association received a special prize of a handicart which can be used by the group for future clean-up activities.

Ita Gibney, from Newtownhamilton Community Association, also received a certificate from the Chairman on behalf of the group. The award recognised the completion of their project, Jo’s Garden, which was funded through the Council’s Financial Assistance Scheme.

Groups in Attendance

Cleaner Greener Communities initiative:

Carnagat Community Association

Ballyholland Sunshine Club/Ballyholland Primary School

New Town Together

Lislea Community Association

1st Dromore Scouts, Newry

Financial Assistance Scheme:

Newtownhamilton Community Association (for their project Jo’s Garden)

Groups unable to attend

Cleaner Greener Communities initiative:

Barcroft Community Association

Financial Assistance Scheme:

Burren Community Forum (for their project Burren Pride)

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