Emyvale Tidy Towns host a Water Heritage Day

On 25th August 2019, Emyvale Tidy Towns welcomed a large public turnout to celebrate Water Heritage Day. There were environmental talks, displays, information and most importantly lots of fun and music!! Looks like a great day. Well done to PPN member group Emyvale Tidy Towns


Community Environment Action Fund – Local Agenda 21

If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the
2019 Community Environment Action Fund (previously called Local Agenda 21 Fund). This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level.
Does Your Project Qualify?
Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which support and complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.
A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions.
Depending on number of applications the maximum grant is expected to be in the region of €1,500
How to Apply
Application forms are available from Environment Services, Monaghan County Council, Carrickmacross, Civic Offices, Carrickmacross. 042 9661240 contact person: Mary McCoy
Applications must be made no later than 5pm Friday 27 September, 2019, on an official application form to the above address or via email to mmccoy@monaghancoco.ie
For general information on the Fund or to discuss a project contact Moira Kelly 042 9661240 mkelly@monaghancoco.ie

RSA Check it Fits – Child Car Seat checking service to visit Co Monaghan this September

Travelling by car can be potentially one the most dangerous things a child is likely to do each day, so parents and guardians should ensure that their small passengers are as well protected as possible by having the proper child car seat for their height and weight correctly installed in their vehicle. The RSA’s Check it Fits service which checks child car seats and restraints which will be visiting Fleming’s SuperValu in Monaghan on Monday 9th and O’Gorman’s Supervalu in Carrickmacross on Tuesday 10th September from 10am to 5.30pm each day.

The law states that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. The Check It Fits service is quick, it’s easy and it’s free, with experts on hand on the day offering advise on how to fix any problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have.

Don’t let your child be a statistic. Get your child car seat checked.

Monaghan PPN out and about meeting the community

Thank you to Edel Fitzsimons for inviting me to come out and meet the groups in Oram and Mullyash last week and give them a presentation about the work of Monaghan PPN. Groups got to find out about the benefits that membership can bring to a group. It was a very enjoyable evening. Next stop is Latton. If your group thinks you could benefit from meeting with us just give me a call at 047 73750 or email ppn@monaghancoco.ie