Cookstown’s looking really good as it wins Best Kept award

Cookstown in Co. Tyrone was crowned the Best Kept Medium Town at the 2014 Best Kept Towns, Villages and Housing Areas awards.''Pictured (l-r): Dave Foster, Department of the Environment, Cathal Mallaghan, Vice-Chairman, Cookstown District Council, Doreen Muskett MBE, Chair of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council and Terry Scullion, Head of Technical Services, Cookstown District Council.
Cookstown in Co. Tyrone was crowned the Best Kept Medium Town at the 2014 Best Kept Towns, Villages and Housing Areas awards.''Pictured (l-r): Dave Foster, Department of the Environment, Cathal Mallaghan, Vice-Chairman, Cookstown District Council, Doreen Muskett MBE, Chair of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council and Terry Scullion, Head of Technical Services, Cookstown District Council.

Cookstown has continued to live up its catchy slogan ‘looking good, looking great’ as it has been named the Best Kept medium town in Northern Ireland for the second time in three years.

This accolade comes after Cookstown won the title Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town for 2013.

Famous for its ‘Looking good, looking great’ slogan, the town has benefitted greatly from numerous initiatives from the Cookstown council.

And a short distance down the road, Coagh residents are also celebrating after the village was named as one of two ‘Most Improved’ locations in the country.

Mid Ulster MLA Ian McCrea offered his congratulations: “I would like to congratulate all those staff from the council as well as the residents and business owners for playing their part in keeping Cookstown clean and tidy.”

He added: “This award is something we can all be very proud of and sends out a clear message to those looking in that Cookstown is Looking Good, Looking Great and open for business.

“I also want to pay tribute to the residents and businesses of Coagh who received the Most Improved category award which is a worthy recognition.”