The cleanest streets in the region have been revealed, according to a new report by a Welsh environmental charity.

Keep Wales Tidy has surveyed more than 3,000 streets across Wales to assess local authorities across the country on the overall cleanliness of their streets.

Areas are given with an ‘overall cleanliness grade’ following the inspection on a scale of A (where no litter or refuse could be found) to D (if an area is heavily affected by litter and refuse).

Of the 22 local authorities in Wales, the county’s that make up the North Wales region have come out on top as predominantly free of litter and all making the top ten listing – apart from Flintshire.

The annual survey took place in Wrexham on September 3, 4 and 5 – which placed the area as eighth best in the country and fifth for the North Wales region.

The county showed an overall level of cleanliness, aside from a few small bits of rubbish, and ranked at 97.4 per cent and were scored 70 of a possible 100 overall.

In Flintshire, Keep Wales Tidy assessed the streets on August 13, September 12 and October 3 and came fourteenth in the survey findings.

Despite having a slightly better score than neighbouring county Wrexham for its overall level of cleanliness (70.6 of a possible 100), the county received a worse outcome for streets ranked as B grade or above – with a score of 95.8 per cent.

The charity has been recording the cleanliness of streets across the country since 2007.

A spokesman for Keep Wales Tidy said: “We are encouraged by the improvement seen in many issues included as part of our surveys this year, with some achieving their best results recorded to date.

“However, many everyday items continue to be commonly recorded on our streets. Not only does this litter spoil our enjoyment of our towns and countryside, but they pose a threat to our fragile environment and precious wildlife.

“There is still room for improvement and more work needs to be done, particularly to reduce the gap between the highest and lowest scoring authorities.”

In the report, they highlighted that smoking related litter has dropped to just under 80 per cent across the country – the lowest it has been since the survey began.

Dog fouling remains at a similar level to the previous year on record with the issue, with the findings claiming that almost 9 per cent of streets recorded have an issue with this.

More than half of the rubbish found during the charity’s assessment (52.2 per cent) came from confectionary packaging, more than two fifths (43 per cent) came from drink bottles and cans and just under a fifth (19.6 per cent) was made up of fast food containers.