Dorrigo and Bellingen join forces for awards

A PARTNERSHIP between two communities will ensure the Coffs Coast's tidiest town looks its best for an estimated audience of one million people next month.

Bellingen Shire Council has pledged to donate $10,000 to Dorrigo to help its neighbour host this year's state Tidy Town Awards in October.

Bellingen Mayor Mark Troy said council recognises the local and regional significance of the prestigious event.

“Dorrigo is an immensely supportive community and council enjoys good links with the community,” Cr Troy said.

Having won an unprecedented six major awards, including the overall State winner last November, Dorrigo won the right to host the state Tidy Towns Awards this year.

Tidy Town Committee chairperson Dave Hitchcock said the event will be one of the biggest Dorrigo has ever seen.

“It will see more than 500 delegates from across NSW converge on the Dorrigo area,” Mr Hitchcock said.

“We are working with the community to ensure that businesses benefit and Dorrigo is showcased at its best.”

The weekend is expected to reach up to one million people through the media, and Mr Hitchcock said the assistance of Bellingen Shire Council will ensure the event is a success.

“Partnerships ensure small communities prosper and it's great to have a community partner like BSC as a major sponsor,” he said.

The Tidy Towns State awards will be held on the weekend of October 31 and November 1-2.

For more information contact Dave Hitchcock on 0427 109 030.

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