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Horsham recognised at Tidy Town titles

Horsham Tidy Towns representatives prepare to head to Tasmania for national awards last week. Cr Les Power, Kathrin Hemley, Anne Mahoney, Jan Morris, David Eltringham, Cr Pam Clarke, Don Mitchell, Ian Walter, Bev Miatke, Danielle Fowler, Michael Clarke, Gillian Vanderwaal

Horsham Tidy Towns representatives prepare to head to Tasmania for national awards last week.
Cr Les Power, Kathrin Hemley, Anne Mahoney, Jan Morris, David Eltringham, Cr Pam Clarke, Don Mitchell, Ian Walter, Bev Miatke, Danielle Fowler, Michael Clarke, Gillian Vanderwaal


Horsham has come away from national Tidy Town awards in Tasmania with an Environmental Education award.
The category success reflected the work of Wendy McInnes, Rae Talbot and school children across Horsham municipality.
Judges also highly commended Horsham in an Environmental Sustainability section in recognition of achievements of Horsham Urban Landcare Group and the number of community gardens in the centre.
A further high commendation went to Dalton Cross in the Young Leaders category, reflecting his broad range of volunteer work, including as president of Horsham Agricultural Society. Horsham Mayor Pam Clarke, one of 18 people from Horsham to attend the ceremony in Triabunna, congratulate Barmera in South Australia as Australia’s Tidiest Town for 2017.
Cr Clarke said while Horsham had failed to win the highest honour, it was a privilege to be a finalist.
“We’ve had a wonderful time attending the awards and seeing presentations from the other finalists,” she said.
“We’re walking away inspired and motivated, and ready to give the title another shot in 2018. Horsham residents should be very proud,” she said.
Tidy Towns Environmental Award.

Tidy Towns Environmental Award.


Cr Clarke said Horsham’s achievements rated highly against the other entrants and judges faced a tough decision.
“There is no doubt about the significance of the achievement by the many community groups and volunteers who helped Horsham achieve Victoria’s Tidiest Town. We were simply outdone by a very worthy winner,” she said.
Horsham Tidy Town Committee chairwoman Gillian Vanderwaal thanked and congratulated the Horsham community.
“The committee is already busy preparing its next round of submissions, this time for the 2017 Victorian state awards,” she said.

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