When Chambers Ireland this week announced the finalists for ‘Excellence in Local Government Awards 2018’, Clare County Council featured in 11 of the 16 categories making it Ireland’s most nominated local authority.
2018 marks the fifteenth edition of the Awards, which range from ‘Supporting Tourism’ to ‘Best Practice in Citizen Engagement.’ The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held annually in conjunction with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
Congratulating the local authorities shortlisted, Mr Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government stated, “The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, which my Department is very proud to support, gives local authorities the opportunity to showcase the invaluable, impactful and often very innovative work they do in making our communities better places in which to live, work and play. I would like to congratulate Chambers Ireland for their important work in managing these awards every year.”
Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said, “The extraordinary range and ambition of the projects which have been put forward this year exemplifies the vital work carried out by local authorities all over the country.
We are always encouraged to see that local authorities, regardless of their size, consistently work hard to deliver quality services while striving to innovate. We are therefore very pleased to have the opportunity each year to showcase this work though our Excellence in Local Government Awards.
This year we introduced the new category, ‘Outstanding Initiative through the Municipal Districts’, which recognises the contributions municipal districts make to local authorities across the country.”
It is in this new category that Clare County Council is nominated for Friars Walk Coach Park Ennis -Coach Friendly Destination.
Coach Friendly Destination accreditaiton was awarded by the CTTC to Ennis Coach park last October, in an initiative which saw Clare County Council partner with Ennis Chamber.