The 2018 Best Kept Awards are officially open, as the Northern Ireland Amenity Council and title sponsor George Best Belfast City Airport launch the search¬†for the ‘Best Kept’ places and facilities across Northern Ireland.¬† The Awards seek to identify and highlight Northern Ireland’s best looked after Towns, Villages, School, Healthcare Facilities, Housing Areas and individual Community Achievers.

Best Kept was pioneered in the early ’50s by Professor Arthur Muskett. Northern Ireland led the field in this type of community-based competition which is now conducted in the rest of Britain, Republic of Ireland and throughout Europe under the titles of ‘Britain in Bloom’, ‘Tidy Towns’ and ‘Entente Florale’ respectively.

How can you get involved?

  • By keeping towns, villages, schools, healthcare facilities and places of work litter free, clean and colourful.
  • Make use of recycling facilities in your area.
  • Form a Village Improvement Committee.
  • Plant trees and shrubs and keep weeds at bay.

These are just some of the ways you can get involved.

How can you enter?

To Apply online click here, or contact us for further information.

Our Patron

joe-mahonWe are delighted to announce that Joe Mahon has agreed to continue his role as Patron of the Best Kept initiative. Joe is a well known face from our TV screens, most recently presenting UTV’s Lesser Spotted Journeys. We look forward to seeing Joe at our forthcoming events.