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Entente Floral Competition

We are very proud of Tullamore, as the only Irish town, nomination in the Entente Floral Competition.

5th July 2016

Tullamore, is the only town in Ireland, to be nominated in this prestigious event. 

With help from Tullamore Tidy Towns, Tullamore Chamber, businesses, individuals, the County Council, and a number of helpful groups from Offaly, we can see Tullamore bloom into it's full beauty. 

Judging will take place around Tullamore on Wednesday, 14th July 2016, with a selection of Judges from across Europe. 

The international jury assesses the candidate towns and villages according to criteria based on the following considerations:

- Quality of landscape and vegetation: seasonal and permanent planting of flowers, trees, shrubs; respect for landscape and landscape policies; promotion of biodiversity and ecologically friendly maintenance and management.
- Quality of natural and built environments including waste management, water management, heritage, quality of streets and buildings and cleanliness. Participation and cooperation by local bodies and organisations. Contribution and role of local statutory authorities.
- Education and schools- ecology and green dimension. Other educational endeavours promoting the aims of the AEFP.
- Attractiveness and presentation- tourism and leisure policy, information and communication to locals and to the public at large- preparation and presentation of the town and village for the actual assessment visit.

The awards based on overall marks achieved, range from bronze, silver or gold plaques

In 2016 two special awards are offered for outstanding achievements in particular areas of the competition: the Chair of the Jury offers a prize for the best Town or Village center, the President of AEFP will give a prize for the best project related to Biodiversity.

Get Involved! Visit the Offaly County Council website for full information http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Community_and_Enterprise/Tidy_Towns/Entente-Florale/

For more information go to http://www.entente-florale.eu

Good luck Tullamore!

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