The Local Authority TidyTowns Pollinator Award

In 2016, when the Local Authority Heritage Officer and Biodiversity Officer Network offered to establish and fund the special Pollinator Award in the national Tidy Towns competition, the team behind the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan were delighted to support this new way to create awareness of pollinators and increase pollinator-friendly habitats right across the country.
There has been an amazing reaction to this special award and reading about all the achievements and ac-tions taken for pollinators in towns and villages across the country is truly inspirational.

2017 was the second year of the Local Authority Tidy Towns Pollinator Award and there was a significant increase in interest and in the quality of entries. There were 70 entries in 2017, filled with wonderful projects, each improving and creating much-needed habitats for biodiversity and pollinating insects. 
We would like to thank you sincerely for all you are doing locally to help create a more pollinator-friendly Ireland, and wish you every success in 2018!

– the Pollinator Plan team

 

Geashill TidyTowns group accepting the Local Authority Pollinator Award 2017 from Heritage Officers and National Biodiversity Data Centre staff at the Tidy Towns awards ceremony at the Helix, on September 25th 2017.

 

To learn more about some of the wonderful work being carried out by TidyTowns groups around the country, please see our TidyTowns Local Authority Pollinator Award 2018 newsletter