Supervalu TidyTowns Competition to be back in 2021

Posted on 9 Nov 2020

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has given a firm commitment that the SuperValu TidyTowns competition will proceed in 2021.

The SuperValu TidyTowns competition has been in existence since 1958 and has become an integral part of our culture over the intervening years. The competition continues to grow in popularity and in 2019 a record 924 entries were received.

Unfortunately, like many other events, the competition did not proceed in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking ahead to next year, the Minister said;

“As we look forward to next year, I want to assure all of the TidyTowns groups and their volunteers, that there will be a SuperValu TidyTowns competition in 2021. We may need to alter and adapt our approach to delivering the competition next year, given the on-going constraints posed by COVID, but we can retain the ethos of the competition that has stood the test of time so well.

“My Department is currently considering the format the competition could take next year, having regard to restrictions on gatherings at each of the five levels of the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and the paramount need to protect the health and wellbeing of volunteers and adjudicators.

“The details of any changes in the competition will be shared with TidyTowns groups well in advance. I also want to assure them, that my Department, our sponsor SuperValu and the Government is absolutely committed to the SuperValu TidyTowns competition and we look forward to encouraging more and more towns and villages to join us in future years”.