Wins ‘Best Connected Community’ in 2017 Community and Council Awards Wins ‘Best Connected Community’ in 2017 Community and Council Awards has been crowned the ‘Best Connected Community‘ in the Community and Council Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. The awards which are presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA took place on Saturday, February 4th at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dublin.Listen back to East Coast FM’s News report about the story:

With RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey at the helm as the evening’s MC, the event recognised the cream of the crop of projects and initiatives from the communities and councils around Ireland.

District Administrator David Forde said: ‘It’s an honour and privilege to receive this award. For to be recognised like this is a true testament to our hard work. It shows that our online community engagement is having a real impact.’

‘The team have worked hard over the past 12 months to produce effective campaigns. Our community engagement strategy is a team effort but we would like to thank Paul Carney for his invaluable contribution over the past number of years. It’s a testament to his hard work and dedication.’

‘We look forward to increasing our connections with the local community now and into the future.’

About was launched back in 2011. It was part of the Bray Town’s Economy Think Tank outputs. BETT (Bray Economic Think Tank) was an economic forum established in 2009 it’s aim was to create a sense of local pride, community spirit and to promote Bray as an ideal place to live, work and do business.

Since launching the new look website back in February 2015 PC Productions have managed’s content management, design, art work and social media engagement strategy.

To date the site has had over 300k visits and close to 1 million page views.’s total social engagement reach was over 1.53m for the full year 2016.

About the awardsNow in its 11th year, the 2017 Community and Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA . These awards recognise and celebrate community and councils working together. They provide a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work done within our communities, to reward our unsung heroes and recognise the phenomenal contribution they’ve made to our lives.About The Best Connected Community Award

This category will recognise the community that is connected to councils, businesses and each other, can access services easily and quickly and communicate activities and events taking place in the area with the click of a mouse. This category will take into account a community’s use of social media and websites that promote community initiatives, whether that be information on coffee mornings, parent and baby groups, local markets or jumble sales.

For more information about the awards please click here.