Excellent work and huge thanks to all community volunteers for attending our annual
An Taisce spring clean up on Saturday morning around Emy Lough, Mountain River and
Emyvale environs. Once again two skips were filled full of rubbish and still a few
other areas left to do another litter-pick. Many thanks also to our Minister Heather
Humphreys for visiting and for her continued support to our beautiful area.
PLEASE NOTE: Emyvale Tidy Towns requests that no advertising signs of any description
be erected on any of the approach roads to Emyvale Village or in the Village. These
signs were noted in a previous adjudication report and cost us valuable points. Also
they are an obstruction for grass cutting. Any signs placed along the approach roads
will be removed by the county council at the request of Emyvale Tidy Towns committee.
We appreciate your support in this matter.
A number of people have contacted the site re. the long grass at the river bank and
Aughnacloy approach road. In response, and having checked with the Committee, we
say: Biodiversity and Wildlife are now very important parts of the Tidy Towns Competition
and the committee has arranged and attended some public meetings where experts explained
what can and should be done- eg - Citizen Science River Workshop and Pollinator Workshop
on May 10th in the Westenra Hotel, Monaghan and the talk by ecologist Billy Flynn
in Emyvale on biodiversity / managing wildlife. The adjudicator last year also criticised
the committee for cutting this grass where wildlife could live. You can read - www.pollinators.ie
for further information. The committee erected signs at these location to explain
what is being done, and why, but these signs were removed and destroyed by someone.
They were replaced but again some of them have been removed again. It is good that
people are taking an interest but more people are needed to volunteer some time to
get necessary work done and to keep the whole area litter-free. If you would like
to engage and do even a little bit, just get in touch with the committee or look
these up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBIKqFywxTY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD7dTR25vFE
The erection of signs on the approach roads also cost Emyvale points last year and
the Committee has asked that no signs be erected but organisations continue to do
so. They should be banned completely as they distract drivers and in most cases cannot
be read as the print is too small and too much of it. Community organisations can
advertise their events on this site free of charge.