5 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

What she described as “a firm commitment” that the Tidy Towns competition would proceed in 2021 was delivered yesterday by Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Government Minister Heather Humphreys. The 2020 competition, which is sponsored by retail group SuperValu, was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Glaslough in Co Monaghan won the national Tidy Towns title in 2019. “The decision to cancel the competition this year was taken in line with public health advice and in collaboration with the competition sponsor SuperValu,” Minister for Rural and Community Development Humphreys said yesterday.

“This decision was made in April during the first period of severe restrictions when essentially the advice to everybody was to stay at home. “Many of our Tidy Towns volunteers and adjudicators were very limited in what they could do earlier in the year. As we have moved through different stages of living alongside the pandemic, the Tidy Towns volunteers have demonstrated that they can continue to do some….

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