Brighter Whitehead Gain Ulster in Bloom Award

Picture from Carrickfergus Times

Picture from Carrickfergus Times: From left – Stephen Daye, Carrickfergus Borough Council, David Brown, Bill Luney, Bill Pollock, aall Brighter Whitehead, Angela Coffey, Translink board member, the Mayor of Carrickfergus, Ald Billy Ashe, Ald Arnold Hatch, president of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association, Moira Rodgers, Brighter Whitehead, Frank Moore, Translink NI Railways Route manager, Ald May Beattie and Philip Bryan, Brighter Whitehead.

The Brighter Whitehead group was awarded the Translink Ulster in Bloom 2013 ‘Community Rail Halt‘ Award for its work at Whitehead Train Station. Whitehead was also second in the ‘Small Town’ category.

The Awards were presented to the Brighter Whitehead group at a prize-giving ceremony on Thursday 27 March at Carrickfergus Town Hall.

Also rewarded at the prize-giving was Carrickfetrgus which received both the award for “Large Town’ and ‘Special Award for Biodiversity’. Carrickfergus railway station was second in the Best Station Award.

Carrickfergus and Whitehead are now in the running for Britain in Bloom 2014.

Brighter Whitehead was established to ensure the town always looks its best and to contribute to enhancing Whitehead through environmental improvements.

Visit the Carrickfergus Times for the full report.