In support of the Keep Wales Tidy managed and Welsh Government funded Tidy Towns Project, volunteers from the Ystradyfodwg – Dig for health group and RCT Homes, local councillor and the local PCSO gave up their time to improve their local environment in Ystrad Rhonnda
The Tidy Towns project encourages residents to take guardianship over their neighbourhood and carry out improvements to ensure it can be enjoyed by all members of the community and protected for future generations.
On Wednesday the 8th of August volunteers carried out a litter pick across the community while RCT operatives worked clearing undergrowth from an old, disused allotment site in preparation for a community allotment.
Richard Barrett, Tidy Towns project officer for Keep Wales Tidy said “Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community, without their hard work and freely-given time none of this would have been possible. Every individual has a vital role to play in their community and the improvements made today have raised local awareness and shown what community led action can achieve.
Keep Wales Tidy project officers are based in communities across Wales and provide expert advice and support. They encourage communities to adopt their local area and assist volunteers to undertake a range of environmental improvement projects, including; litter picks, path maintenance, improving disabled access, developing community gardens and habitat management. Small grants are available to cover project costs.
Denise Walters from the Ystradyfodwg – Dig for health group said,”It was great to see so many residents get involved in this project. By working in partnership with RCT Homes, PCSO Cherylin Pryor from South Wales Police, Local Councillor John Watts and Keep Wales Tidy we can begin to see what can be achieved to improve our area. We have really enjoyed working together to achieve a common goal. Helping to celebrate Keep Wales Tidy’s 40th was an added bonus.”
If you would like to join the group please contact ( DENISE WALTERS ON email@example.com or PCSO Cherylin Pryor on 07805301074).