14 September 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard


THE MAYOR of Co. Monaghan, Cllr Hugh McElvaney has warmly congratulated citizens in the different towns and villages throughout the county who demonstrated what he described as “outstanding zeal” in this year’s annual Tidy Towns’ Competition.
Extending his congratulations to the different local Tidy Town groups which had secured increased marks this year, and showed a huge effort for their respective towns and villages, Cllr. McElvaney said yesterday that despite the general recessional gloom which inevitably has had some impact on local communities, the people of Co. Monaghan have demonstrated a great resilience and had made a huge effort to improve and enhance their towns and villages, in accordance with the spirit of the national Tidy Towns’ event.
This was in line, said the Co. Mayor, with the resilience encouraged by the government and by all right-thinking public representatives who were united in getting the country a brighter economic future.
Mayor McElvaney said public representatives fully recognized the extent of the huge voluntary effort by the various Tidy Town Committees in Co. Monaghan and he was pleased that their initiative was supported as far as possible by the public authority, such as Monaghan County Council and Town Councils, at local level.
Cllr. McElvaney said that in congratulating the various towns and villages on their efforts to highlight the local pride they had in their respective areas he also wanted to express his appreciation and commendation of all the local authority officials and outdoor staff personnel who had made their own contribution, often outside their normal role.
The Monaghan County Mayor said he was particularly pleased to see the various areas throughout the county reflecting improved markings this year, and after complimenting the people of Monaghan town, Clones, Castleblayney and Carrickmacross, who fared well, he went on to compliment the residents of Rockcorry, Ardaghey, Tydavnet, Donaghmoyne, Scotshouse, Greenan’s Cross, Glaslough, Inniskeen, Ballinode, and Scotstown, upon their “tremendous overall involvement in the competition”.
Mayor McElvaney said he was pleased to see that Carrickmacross town had received a gold award while Glaslough got silver in this year’s Tidy Towns’ event.
He said he was also delighted for the people of Rockcorry which came top in …

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