NI Amenity Council Welcome Award won by Whitehead

Pictured at the awards ceremony are (from left) Doreen Muskett MBE, David Brown, Brighter Whitehead, Joe Mahon, Bill Pollock, Brighter Whitehead, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan, Stehpen Daye, Mid and East Antrim Council and Ian Campbell, Open+Direct Insurance Glengormley branch. INCT 43-702-CON
Pictured at the awards ceremony are (from left) Doreen Muskett MBE, David Brown, Brighter Whitehead, Joe Mahon, Bill Pollock, Brighter Whitehead, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan, Stehpen Daye, Mid and East Antrim Council and Ian Campbell, Open+Direct Insurance Glengormley branch. INCT 43-702-CON

Whitehead is celebrating success in the Northern Ireland Amenity Council ‘Best Kept’ Awards.

Brighter Whitehead won the Welcome Award in the Open + Direct Insurance-sponsored initiative which recognises communities that go the extra mile in creating well maintained and beautiful areas in which to live.

Bill Pollock, of Brighter Whitehead, said the group was “absolutely delighted” at the recognition.

The Welcome Award is given to the best new entry in the competition (or for those who have not entered in the past five years).

Mr Pollock and colleagues plus representatives of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council attended the presentation ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Doreen Muskett MBE, chair of the NIAC said: “Congratulations to Whitehead on their achievement. The Best Kept Awards have been existence since 1957 and are now very firmly established as one of the ultimate accolades for towns and villages across Northern Ireland, so the people of Whitehead should be rightly proud.”

It is a further accolade for the seaside town which was second in the small town category and winner of the Community Rail Halt Award at Translink Ulster in Bloom 2015.