29 October 2014
We are delighted to announce that Fold Housing Association's sheltered housing scheme Malton Fold at Malton Drive, Belfast has received a Best Kept Award for Sheltered accommodation in the 2014 Awards.
Pauline Irwin, Scheme Coordinator at Malton said, ''We are delighted to win the Award.We are all very proud of our lovely homes. Everyone at Malton Fold especially loves our garden which is glorious when it is in full bloom.Malton is definitely part of the local community and the Award means a lot to everyone “ it is recognition for a team effort keeping everything looking so well.''
The Best Kept Initiative 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.
UTV's Lesser Spotted Ulster presenter Joe Mahon is Patron of the Best Kept Initiative.
People can 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.
See the full list of Award winners at http://www.niacbestkept.com/