Fifteen Fingal County Council projects have been short-listed for prestigious national awards.A total of ten Fingal projects and initiatives have been nominated in nine categories for this year’s LAMA Awards. The All Ireland Community and Council Awards, presented by LAMA and sponsored by IPB Insurance, are an opportunity to highlight and promote the work carried out in our communities. Now in their 15th year, the awards have consistently showcased the successful collaborations between communities and councils over the years and have provided a platform for recognising and acknowledging unsung heroes.In 2020, ten Fingal County Council led projects were also nominated in eight categories in the Commuunity Awards with ‘Community Car’ Age Friendly Sustainable Transport Service in Fingal winning for ‘Best Community Based Initiative’.The nominations for this year’s awards are:Whitestown Estate Management – Community Environmental Initiatives in Best Environmental or Ecological Project or Initiative, Contactless Bottle Filling Station and Fingal County Council Public Wi-Fi Roadmap in Best Business Working with the Community. Re Clean Up! In Best Waste Management Programme, Free Outdoor Wi-Fi in Best Connected Council, Millennium Park in Best Public Park, Weather Station for Schools in Climate Change and in Best Education/Training Initiative, Weather Station for Schools in Climate Change in Best CSR Community Programme, Swords Castle Conservation Project in Best Heritage Project, Fingal Festival of History in Arts/Culture (inc. festivals & events.The awards ceremony, which will be hosted by RTÉ presenter Marty Morrissey, will take place on 27 November at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport.
Fingal County Council projects have also been nominated in five of the 16 categories in the Chambers Ireland 2021 Excellence in Local Government Awards.Only 90 projects from 20 councils have been short-listed. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, 18 November. Last year Fingal County Council won the Supporting Sustainable Communities Award for the Shop Local Website.