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ELG Winners 2015

The shortlist and winners of the 2015 Excellence in Local Government Awards are as follows:

Supporting Active Communities
•    Leitrim County Council - Mohill Age Friendly Town
•    Limerick City and County Council - Team Limerick Clean Up (TLC)
•    Monaghan County Council - The Peace Link  ***WINNER***
•    South Dublin County Council - Annual Social Inclusion Week

Best Practice in Citizen Engagement
•    Fingal County Council - Fingal Age Friendly Facilities ***WINNER***
•    Limerick City and County Council - www.ppn.ie (PPN.ie)
•    South Dublin County Council - Disability Advisory and Consultative Panel

Health & Wellbeing
•    Cork County Council - Water Safety Awareness Award for Primary Schools in Co. Cork
•    Dublin City Council - The Ballybough Community, Youth and Fitness Centre ***WINNER***
•    Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council - Green Passport to an Active Lifestyle
•    Fingal County Council - 1k Fitness Loop 
•    South Dublin County Council - Health and Wellbeing Week

Supporting Tourism
•    Carlow County Council - Tourism Planning and Execution ***WINNER***
•    Cavan County Council - Cavan Burren Park
•    Cork City Council - T.E.A.M. (Tourism, Events, Arts & Marketing)
•    Leitrim County Council -  SHANNON BLUEWAY
•    Sligo County Council - “Queen Maeve Trail” Co.Sligo
•    South Dublin County Council - South Dublin Heritage Walks

Promoting Economic Development
•    Carlow County Council - Bizfest – Business Connections Event
•    Cork City Council - ‘I wish’ stands for Inspire young Women to Investigate opportunities in Stem ***WINNER***
•    Meath County Council - Kells Age Friendly Business Recognition Scheme
•    Wexford County Council - The Greensave Project

Local Authority Innovation
•    Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council - dlr Smart Bins
•    Fingal County Council - Using Innovative Technology to reduce dog foul in Fingal
•    Limerick City and County Council - Innovate Limerick
•    Longford County Council - Safety Made Simple: Leading organisational culture change through Plain English
•    Wexford County Council - Environmental Incidents - Mobilised Investigation and Management ***WINNER***

Sustainable Environment
•    Cork County Council - Cork County Hall Campus Beyond 2020 ***WINNER***
•    Fingal County Council - Adopt a Patch Scheme
•    South Dublin County Council - Tallaght Smart Micro Energy test Bed

Smarter Travel
•    Cork County Council - Mix Your Mode Journey Planner
•    Mayo County Council - Westport Smarter Travel (WST) ***WINNER***

Best Library Service
•    Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council - dlr LexIcon
•    Fingal County Council - Battle of the Book
•    South Dublin County Council - Creative Campus:  Supporting our second level students in South Dublin  ***WINNER***               
•    Wexford County Council - Library Group Learning with MOOCs – a Wexford model 

Sustaining the Arts
•    Cavan County Council - Building Peace though the Arts – Bailieborough, Ballyconnell, Cootehill and Redhills
•    Leitrim County Council - Locis
•    Louth County Council - Ardee Baroque 
•    South Dublin County Council - TENDERFOOT: A Volume Of Plays By & For Young People ***WINNER***

Joint Local Authority Initiative
•    Donegal County Council - SPACEial is an acronym for ‘Spatial Planning and Collaborative Exchange of Information and Learning’ ***WINNER***
•    Kilkenny County Council (+ others) - “Litter Waste Land Radio Campaign”
•    Mayo County Council – MeetWest

Festival of the Year
•    Cavan County Council - Taste of Cavan 
•    Fingal County Council - Flavours of Fingal County Show
•    Limerick City and County Council - A Giant’s Journey, Limerick, September 2014 ***WINNER***
•    Meath County Council - Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival
•    Sligo County Council - Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligo 2014
•    Wexford County Council - Wexford Winterland Festival 2014

Parks and Recreation
•    Cork County Council - Ballincollig Regional Park Development
•    Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council - The People’s Park Re-development
•    Wicklow County Council - Arklow Duck Pond, Nature Walk & Leisure Area ***WINNER***

Outstanding Customer Service
•    Cavan County Council - Cavan County Council Customer Service Unit 
•    Cork County Council - Your Good Self: Cork’s Positive Self Help Programme ***WINNER***
•    Wexford County Council - Network of 4 Household Recycling Centres across County Wexford

Enhancing the Urban Environment
•    Fingal County Council - Swords Castle Cultural Quarter- Architectural Masterplan - “A Plan for a New Cultural Heart”
•    Limerick City and County Council - Pilot Urban Garden Project
•    South Dublin County Council - Villages Initiative
•    Wexford County Council - New Ross Quayfront Re-Development ***WINNER***

Heritage and Built Environment
•    Cavan County Council - Walking History - A Tour of Cavan Town
•    Cavan County Council - World War 1 Experience at Cavan County Museum ***WINNER***
•    Cork County Council - “Heritage of County Cork” Publication Series
•    Fingal County Council - Exploring Fingal - a pocket guide to Fingal’s heritage for the ‘culturally curious’ tourist

You can view the 2015 ELG Awards booklet here

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