A “BEAUTIFUL” town is being blighted by litter louts, a meeting heard.
Mold councillors have voiced their frustration at the damaged caused to the town’s image by rubbish left strewn on streets.
Letters have been sent to Mold Town Council from concerned residents, and community leaders are calling for action to be taken to stem the problem.
Cllr Andrea Mearns said she had taken a walk in the town and noticed rubbish such as bottles and chip papers appearing to have been discarded on streets.
She said: “It’s a disgrace. There should be more pride in the fact we live in such a beautiful area.”
Cllr Geoff Collett, Mayor of Mold, also voiced his disgust at rubbish being dumped.
He said: “Simply we have to make it socially unacceptable for people to throw it about.”
Cllr Richard Brookes recommended letters were sent to the town’s high schools highlighting the problem in the hope youngsters would take care of the environment.
Last year Cllr Bithell put a notice of motion to Flintshire Council to explore the possibility of an enforcement company being used to help crackdown on people who fail to pick up litter or clear up after their dogs in the county.
He said he was awaiting a report back from council officials.
David Hill, Mold town centre manager, said the Mold spring clean event will again be held in April to help clean up the town and older children have supported this in the past.
The council has received letters from residents concerned about the rubbish problem.
One said: “I have been greatly saddened by comments made by family and friends who have paid us visits over the Christmas period.
“Walking as a group together along various roads and footpaths in the local area they have commented on how it is such a tragedy a place of ‘outstanding natural beauty’ can be so spoiled by the amount of litter, bottles and cans that peppers the landscape.”