Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced the cancellation of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition for 2020 in the
interests of public health and safety.
Please check the SuperValu website for ongoing updates.
SuperValu Tidy Towns is an annual national competition organised by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government with the support of the main sponsor SuperValu and many other agencies.
The competition involves participating areas being rated on all aspects of their local environment and prizes are awarded to the best under many
The overall winner is “Ireland’s Tidiest Town” which is announced at a national ceremony in September each year.
This year, the results will be announced at a ceremony in
In addition to the main competition, special competitions and awards are held each year under the Tidy Towns banner which highlight particular local environmental activities.
TREE PROJECT AWARD
Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition
The right tree in the right place!
The Tidy Towns Tree Project Award is a special competition sponsored by the
Tree Council of Ireland to the value of €1,000.
This award is for the Tidy Towns Committee which has demonstrated the highest tree placement and maintenance standards.
Properly positioned trees can have a major impact in a city, town or village enhancing the visual aspect of the area.
For instance, planting a series of fast-growing trees for instant effect could have long term negative
implications for footpath or street management. Therefore, it is essential that careful thought is put not only into the planting but also the management of the trees over their lifespan.
This award highlights this importance.
In addition, this award seeks, where appropriate, to raise awareness and promote initiatives to enhance the protection of old and established trees; trees that are of natural, historical, cultural, botanical or landscape significance within a community. In addition, merit is awarded to how consideration is given to the planting of memorial trees; trees that are planted to commemorate the anniversary of a specific event that resonates with the town or village, i.e. Centenary of WW1 or the Battle of Clontarf.
This year we had Joint National Award Winners of €500 each:
Ferbane TidyTowns, Co. Offaly
Birdhill TidyTowns, Co. Tipperary