Council announces details of Greener Spaces competition

Details of this year’s ‘Greener Spaces’ competition have been announced by Roscommon County Council.

The competition, which is open for community groups and primary schools to enter, highlights efforts being made in enhancing and maintaining their outdoor spaces throughout the county. Further details and application forms can be found at

Roscommon County Council’s Environment Department are trying to identify the ‘Greenest’ spaces, with prizes on offer for overall winners, runners-up and special awards. The closing date for receipt of entries is no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, May 31st.

Environmental Education and Awareness Officer, Jonathan Jones is encouraging community groups and primary schools to enter the competition “which recognises the efforts being made to enhance outdoor spaces within Roscommon”.

He said: “This is the perfect time for community groups and primary schools to show their ‘green’ spaces at their best. The competition is consistent with Roscommon County Council’s objectives in creating a cleaner, greener environment among the communities it serves”.

This year judges will be awarding marks for overall appearance, litter control, sustainability initiatives, efforts to enhance biodiversity, enhancement of habitats and natural amenities, as well as proactive actions for the facilitation of pollinators.

“For green spaces to flourish as pollinators, they need to be able to provide food in the form of flowers, shelter for nesting and safety from chemicals”, concluded Mr. Jones.

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