10 August 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Get ready for this year’s Monaghan Tidy Towns Awards is the message from the Monaghan Tidy Towns Committee as they prepare to bring another outside judge to the town to adjudicate on a wide range of categories from Best Shop-front to Prettiest Garden. Among the new categories will be Best Filling Station/Convenience Store with marks for general tidiness and efforts made to cut down on waste and litter.
The Committee will again invite a judge from outside the county in the shape of Mr Larry Magnier, Blackrock Tidy Towns – a Gold Medal winning town.
Committee secretary, Emer Brennan, explained that a previous Tidy Towns Committee field trip had included a visit to Dundalk, Blackrock and Tallanstown, all of whom had won a prestigious gold medal for their efforts. “Field trips are very useful learning experiences and we were certainly made very welcome in Louth, and, having seen first hand the tremendous work done there, we were not surprised that they had garnered so much acclaim.”
“Our own local awards were set up six years ago as part of our first development plan and every year we like to add something new. Last year we asked Richie Barry of Tallanstown, the 2010 national winners to come and judge and give an outside perspective to our awards. This year it will be Larry Magnier from Blackrock. We intend to organise the adjudication of the awards in August again this year so the judge will visit before the end of the month to have a look at all the shop fronts, businesses, pubs, B&Bs, hotels and gardens. We would especially like to thank all the residents, businesses and owners of premises …

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