RESIDENTS in council
housing estates across Inishowen are being
encouraged to enter this year’s Best Kept Council
Housing Scheme competition.
“We have over 200 council housing estates all over
Donegal and there are lots of residents living in
these estates that do a tremendous job year in and
year out keeping their estate in tip top shape” says
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr.
“This competition is about acknowledging the great
work that they do. This year we are also keen to
encourage more and more estates to enter the
competition. The competition is organised on a
Municipal District basis with a substantial prize
fund to be won. Prizes are awarded for schemes of
20 houses or less, schemes of between 21 and 50
houses and schemes of 51 houses or more.”
St. Eunan’s Terrace Raphoe
winner of the 2018 Best Kept Large Housing Estate in
the Stranorlar MD.
The competition is easy
to enter and is currently open for applications.
Adjudication will take place during August. Marks
will be awarded for effort involved; absence of
litter; planting trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens;
colour and colour harmony; condition of houses in
the scheme; absence of unsightly objects and other
To qualify for the competition at least 20% of the
total number of dwellings in an estate must be in
the ownership of the Council. To enter the
competition simply submit an entry form signed by
two tenants of the scheme on behalf of the
Competition entry forms are available from the
Housing Section in any council office or by calling
074 91 53900. The latest date for receipt of entry
forms for the competition is Friday 26th July 2019.