County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2008

Roscommon County Council is currently inviting community groups across Roscommon to participate in the County Roscommon Pride of Place Competition 2008.  Roscommon County Council will nominate each category winner to the All Island Pride of Place Competition organised by Co-Operation Ireland.  Pride of Place is a prestigious all island competition and recognises the vast wealth of community contribution to the local society and the creation of civic pride.  County Roscommon was successful in the 2007 Pride of Place competition with Ballyfarnon winning the second runner up prize in Category 2 & Drum winning a Special Award in the Single Issue Category under the theme of Heritage. The 2007 awards were presented to the winning groups at a gala ceremony in Westport, Co. Mayo.   The 2008 Pride of Place competition promises to showcase some of the vast wealth of talent and innovation that characterises community groups throughout County Roscommon.  The competition is divided into categories:  Roscommon County Council will nominate one community in each of the following categories: Population under 200; Population between 200 – 500; Population between 500 – 1000; Population between 1000 – 2000; Population between 2000 – 5000; Population Over 5000; & A Single Issue Category under the following designated themes: – 1). Social Care – Services for the Elderly; 2). Community Facility – Built Facility, Community Facility; 3). Care of the Environment – with emphasis on innovation & sustainability.  The Single Issue Category will recognise communities who may have a particular strength in one of the designated themes.  Community groups can only enter the all island competition by being nominated by Roscommon County Council. The County Pride of Place competition is open to all communities in County Roscommon and applications should be made on a town/village/parish basis.  Applications received from different groups in the same area will be treated as one application.  Groups should work together and submit one joint application.  Pride of Place emphasises the need for community groups to work together in enhancing their local area and rewards those who demonstrate community co-operation and linkages with public bodies, businesses and agencies. Application forms and further information on the County Roscommon Pride of Place competition are available from:   Amanda Scanlon, Pride of Place Liaison Officer, Community & Enterprise Department, Roscommon County Council, Roscommon West Business Park, Circular Road, Roscommon.  Tel: 090-6637316.  E-Mail: