Gwernymyndd litter squad collects a lorry-load of garbage

Published date: 22 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A VILLAGE had a Spring clean thanks to a group of enthusiastic youngsters.

Children, teenagers and a few mums and dads turned out and cleaned up the hedgerows, paths and lanes around Gwernymyndd.

In a four-hour operation, they  collected a lorry load of waste.

The event was organised by Gwernymynydd Community Council and, thanks to sponsorship from ASH Waste management and Allan Morris Transport, every youngster that took part received an Easter egg.

There were sandwiches, cakes and plenty of cups of tea and coffee for the adults.

Community councillor Kevin Hughes says the event was a real community effort.

He said: “We were really pleased with the turn-out and the amount of rubbish that was collected.

“Crisps and empty cigarette packets were the most common thing teams found as well as plastic bottles, pop and beer cans and fast food wrappings.

“The village is a whole lot cleaner now thanks to the effort everyone put in. County councillor Nancy Matthews arranged for litter pickers, fluorescent jackets, safety gloves and first aid kits and was on hand all day to co-ordinate the clean-up.”

He added: “And we have to thanks our sponsors, ASH Waste Management and Allan Morris Transport, who provided the finance to ensure we could buy Easter eggs and refreshments for all those taking part.

“It really was a brilliant effort and goes to show what we can achieve as a community when we put our minds to it.”

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