Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan welcomed hundreds of volunteers from across the county’s cleanest towns to Cork County Hall to celebrate their achievements at the Cork County Anti-Litter League prize giving ceremony.
Now in its 23rd year, the Anti-Litter Challenge is a competition where Tidy Towns groups and other community organisations compete to keep their local environment clear of litter. Unlike the Tidy Towns competition, the sole emphasis of this competition is on litter. This focus on litter provides an opportunity for all communities to compete on a level playing field. Advantages conferred by areas of natural beauty and architectural importance in the Tidy Towns competition are not considered as part of the judging criteria of the Anti-Litter Challenge.
Youghal were third in Category A Town Winners and Carrigtwohill 2nd in Category B1.
23 towns entered the competition in 2019 with awards presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in categories A, B1, and B2. Alongside a cash prize, the 1st and 2nd place winners of category B1 are promoted to category A, while the top 2 placements in B2 are promoted to B1.
Representatives from the competing towns were joined by the overall winners of the villages’ divisional competition, announced earlier in the year, for the village’s county final. 88 villages entered from throughout the county with 4 from each of North, South and West Cork receiving an award.
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