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Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Declan Hurley has welcomed the announcements of six projects from Cork County Council shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2017.

The projects shortlisted are:

  1. Sustaining the Arts – The Living Space Project Mallow
  2. Outstanding Customer Service –Yourcouncil.ie
  3. Heritage and Built Environment – Spike Island, Cork Harbour
  4. Supporting Active Communities – Dunmanway Community Garden – By the Community, for the Community in the heart of the Community
  5. Commemorations & Centenaries – Centenary Commemorations in the County of Cork
  6. Health & Wellbeing – Physical Activity and Wellbeing Office

The shortlist announced by Chambers Ireland sees a total of twenty three Local Authorities listed over sixteen categories ranging from Active Communities to Local Authority Innovation.

In welcoming the announcement, Mayor Hurley commented, ‘These awards select the very best of local authority projects.  To have six selected is a wonderful achievement and recognises the impact of these projects but what is truly making a difference is how these projects are bringing real and meaningful benefits to the people of Cork.’

The winners will be announced at the 14th annual awards ceremony on 23rd November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, Santry.   The awards will be presented for excellence in sixteen different categories and one local authority will be awarded the overall award and named Local Authority of the Year 2017.