Carmarthenshire residents urged to join nationwide clean-up campaign
Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) is asking everyone to Be involved, Be proud and Be Tidy this September and help clean up Wales.
The council is supporting the campaign which gives people of all ages the opportunity to volunteer and get together to spruce up their local community.
To get involved register on the Keep Wales Tidy website to receive a free Be Tidy pack full of helpful information, contacts and resources.
The council will provide free clean-up kits on loan which includes litter-pickers, bags and gloves as part of the Pride In your Patch project, a joint initiative between the council’s Housing Services and the Environment department.
Originally designed to involve housing tenants in improvement works on their gardens and outdoor spaces, Pride In Your Patch has since evolved to include all residents in Carmarthenshire and to promote all kinds of community activities from shared allotments to litter picks.
The Be Tidy campaign is funded by Tesco customers’ single use carrier bag charge. Keep Wales Tidy project officers have been working with Tesco stores across Wales to help transform areas of the community. People can also apply for an All Wales Grant of up to £500 to help them with small environmental projects.
Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Lesley Jones said: “Be Tidy is an exciting opportunity for everyone across Wales to help keep their local area clean and beautiful.
“At Keep Wales Tidy, we have a simple and clear message - let’s work together to help make a difference. Be Tidy is all about giving everyone the chance to get involved in our work- whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or whether this is the first time you’ve taken part in a clean-up activity.
“Thanks to the support of Tesco customers, the single use carrier bag money is being re-invested back into communities across Wales with initiatives like Be Tidy; benefiting our communities, helping our local environment and adding value to our beautiful country.”
Executive Board Member for Environmental and Public Protection Cllr Jim Jones said: “The council is delighted to support such a worthwhile campaign and I would urge residents to get involved and help make Carmarthenshire one of the cleanest counties in Wales.”
For more information about Be Tidy visit the Keep Wales Tidy website.
For help to organise a litter-pick and to request a clean-up kit contact Brian Mogford on 01267 234567 or email TSRecycling@carmarthenshire.gov.uk