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Best Kept competitions

RESIDENTS of Dundee who take pride in their close, garden or allotment could be in for a prize as part of a city-wide competition.

Dundee City Council’s competitions recognise the pride and interest neighbours take in their stairs, landings and other communal areas, as well as any size of garden from a window box upward and allotments.

Launching the competition today (TUESDAY) Kevin Cordell convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee said: “These competitions are a great way to encourage the community, including schools, citizens and businesses to take pride and interest in the city and I hope that more budding gardeners will get involved and enter this year.

“I am also delighted to be able to welcome back the Best Kept Close Competition after its introduction last year. It shone a spotlight on Dundee residents who work together with their neighbours to make their close or landing the best kept and again I look forward to seeing more entries this time round.

“I am sure that the garden, allotment and best kept close competition will encourage the people of Dundee to take pride in their little bit of the city and to work together to make them the best kept.”

The competition helped contribute to Dundee achieving a Silver Gilt medal in last year’s Beautiful Scotland campaign where the city was also awarded the Community Involvement Award.

The Take Pride in Your City encourages local people to work together to improve the city as a cleaner and safer place to live, work and visit.

Entries close on Friday 21 July 2017 with forms available online via the Take Pride website at http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/takepridedundee, at libraries and community centres or by calling 01382 433141.

The winners will be announced later in the summer.



Press Release Date: Tuesday 04 July 2017