Fermoy Tidy Towns intend writing to the environment section of Cork County Council to say that they can see no worthwhile reason for participating in the anti-litter competition hosted by Cork County Council, when the council is reluctant to put cigarette receptacles outside of the council offices in Fermoy. 

“On the one hand, Cork County Council host an anti-litter campaign and hold an annual anti-litter competitions where local tidy towns groups compete in the fight against litter,” PRO of Fermoy Tidy Towns committee, Tadhg O’Donovan said.

“Local groups lose points if cigarette butts are found by those judging the competition. In stark contrast, the environment section of Cork County Council has no policy in place to provide such receptacles outside their own public buildings throughout the county.”

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