Earlier today, Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. and Mr Ian Allen Managing Director of SuperValu officially launched the SuperValu TidyTowns competition for 2021. A link to the full Press Release can be found by visiting www.tidytowns.ie
These past months have been very difficult for everyone in society and communities have struggled to stay positive and optimistic. TidyTowns groups and their thousands of volunteers continue to demonstrate a can-do approach and a willingness and determination to improve our Towns, Villages and Cities for those who call those places home and as welcoming destinations for visitors, this will be key in these times when we are all encouraged to holiday at home.
This year’s competition will be delivered a little different from previous years in that as a result of the pandemic and having due regard for the health and wellbeing of volunteers and Adjudicators, the adjudication process will be conducted remotely.
Entry to the competition will be by electronic means and the TidyTowns Unit will guide entrants through this process. We are here to support groups in every way we can. The closing date for the main competition will be Friday July 2nd, 2021.
This year we have a number of interesting and exciting Special Awards and we encourage groups to consider entering some of these, the closing date for these awards will be after the main competition closing date and these dates will be shared with you in the coming weeks and will be available on the TidyTowns website at www.tidytowns.ie.
The entry forms in both English and Irish together with editable versions, special award entry forms and all terms and conditions relating the competition are now available on the website. Information to assist groups in compiling a map can also be found there.
If you are working with TidyTowns Groups who are returning to the competition or entering the competition for the first time please ask them to make contact with the TidyTowns Unit before they submit their entry. We will also assist them if they have any queries relating to the competition and the special awards.
Our contact details are as follows:
- Email to TidyTowns@drcd.gov.ie
- Phone numbers: 076 100 6912/076 100 6938
We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your cooperation and patience this year.
An Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail
Department of Rural and Community Development