Cities Section: Category One – Urban Neighbourhoods / Villages with a population under 1000
Winner: Alexander Street, Waterford City

Summary:

Alexander Street is located in the heart of Waterford City and is a mix of modern and older houses dating from the 1920s. The residents association is in existence for over 14 years and was established to bring residents together to promote and enhance their local area and act as a voice for the community. Alexander Street Residents Association works in conjunction with Waterford City & County Council Estates Management Unit and other relevant agencies to upkeep and maintain the estate, advocate for various improvements works and also to develop the estate/community. The group aims to provide social activities for the community and to enhance community spirit. Historically, the association has addressed many issues and concerns within the community, e.g. environmental clean ups, parking, traffic hazards etc. and has worked in partnership with the Council’s Estate Manager to identify solutions. It has also undertaken community enhancement projects including a fantastic flower display on show every year.

Community Contact: Kevin Moynihan, kmoynihan@waterfordcouncil.ie

Citation:

Homely, convivial and happy are words that the judges used to describe this small city community. An active residents group is ensuring that this state of affairs endures. There are regular clean ups, community enhancement projects and, most important of all, social outings to enhance the lives of all the residents. The residents group is undoubtedly a crucial part of this charming enclave.