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26/09/2021

Marriott House scoops Best Housing with Care award

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People living at Marriott House in Magherafelt are celebrating their recent success in a Northern Ireland wide gardening competition run by local housing association, Clanmil Housing Group. The competition is run each year by Clanmil to acknowledge and reward those tenants who take a keen interest in keeping the green spaces around their homes looking the very best they can.  It also gives tenants with green fingers and a passion for gardening a chance to showcase their handiwork. Tenants from Marriott House picked up the award for Best Housing with Care scheme at a special celebration at Girdwood Community Hub in Belfast. Other winners on the day included Glenshesk Court in Ballycastle for the Overall Winner and Best Overall Independent Living scheme, Raglan Place in Ballymena for Best Active Older People’s scheme, Sloan Street in Lisburn for Best Overall Family scheme and Toberwine Street in Glenarm which took the prize for Most Innovative Garden. There were also prizes on the day for Star Gardeners Emily McKee and Noel McGrath, both from Ardnaskea Court in Coalisland. Maria Kearney, from Marriott House said: “We are delighted to have picked up the award for Best Housing with Care in the Clanmil in Bloom competition. A lot of water, sunshine and sweat have gone into maintaining our plants and gardens and its very satisfactory to have our efforts recognised. Thanks to everyone who helped out with our garden and we will go again for next year.” Tim O’Malley, Community Development Manager at Clanmil, said: “We really appreciate the interest that so many of our tenants show in their gardens and the time, hard work and effort that they dedicate to making them look so well. “Each year the number and standard of Clanmil in Bloom entries increase, and this year the judges had a really hard job choosing the winners from some great entries. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the many people who helped create and maintain the winning gardens.” Pictured above Maria Kearney and Susan O’Neill pick up the award for Best Housing with Care scheme for Marriott House.

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