There are eight Tidy Towns competition categories (A-G). Towns are grouped according to population size.
Sligo is in Category G this year – the Large Urban Centre category. Letterkenny was named the overall winner of the 2015 National Tidy Towns competition. The Donegal town also collected the Category G prize. Each town/village was assessed under eight criteria with a total of 450 marks available as follows:
- Community Involvement & Planning (60 marks)
- The Built Environment & Streetscape (50 marks)
- Landscaping & Open Spaces (50 marks)
- Wildlife, Habitats & Natural Amenities (50 marks)
- Tidiness & Litter Control (90 marks)
- Sustainable Waste & Resource Management (50 marks)
- Residential Streets & Housing Areas (50 marks)
- Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes (50 marks).
Since 2014, towns and villages have been marked out of a score of 450 points. Our adjudication score has improved year on year. We hope to continue that trend in 2016.
Score (out of 450)
For more information on the National Tidy Towns competition, visit www.tidytowns.ie