Other than the €20k which the winner receives, it is a huge compliment to the town, to the various community and business organisations working together, to the Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce and to the various contributors to the advance presentations and on judging day itself.
Waterford Local Enterprise Office and Waterford Chamber of Commerce brought together an excellent demonstration of all that Tramore has to offer and also outlined what Tramore could be in the future.
The excellent presentation by Teresanne O’Reilly of WLR FM clearly demonstrated the wealth of community endeavour, retail excellence and business innovation and so well communicated in the fitting location of the National Surf and Lifeguard Training Centre. Representatives from the retail sector, sporting organisations, community and voluntary organisation spoke with obvious pride of the resilience that Tramore has shown since early 2020 in responding to COVID-19.
It has been decided that some €5k of the winning prize will go towards the development of the town’s new Sensory Garden and that the €15k will act as a Community Contribution lever towards a larger project, possibly under Town and Village Renewal or similar. This project is to be agreed between Waterford Council, Waterford Chamber and Tramore Tidy Towns.