Bloomin' marvellous!

RANDALSTOWN has done it again after being named the winner in the Small-Town category at the Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards 2018.

Randalstown won the prestigious award after impressing judges with its business and community involvement, which greatly helped reach the high standard achieved.

Neighbouring area Antrim took home the runner up prize for the Best Kept Large Town.

The awards took place at the iconic Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen, where over 100 delegates from councils, businesses and volunteer groups across the province came together to celebrate the places that go above and beyond to ensure clean, colourful and welcoming surroundings.

The awards are organised by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council and its president, Doreen Muskett, offered her congratulations to the local talent.

“It is wonderful to recognise the excellent efforts from each town and village,” she said.

“The fantastic work that has been carried out, largely by volunteers, emphasizes the value of civic pride and the importance of making practical improvements to future-proof our communities.

“The Best Kept Awards would cease to exist if it wasn’t for our judges, volunteers and enthusiastic participants from across Northern Ireland.

A special thank you to Belfast City Airport for its continued support of the awards and dedication to environmental initiatives.”

The Best Kept City, Town, Village and Housing Area Awards is the final ceremony of the wider Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards, previous categories include Best Kept Schools and Healthcare Facilities.

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