A CLEAN up blitz will take place on a Wrexham estate this summer as plans have been finalised for a week of action.

Caia Park Community Council, Keep Wales Tidy and Wrexham Council's estate office are teaming up to try and clear the estate of litter this July.

The plans were discussed at this month's meeting of the estate's community council, with members hoping it will put a lot of pride back into the area for residents.

A week of action is planned, tackling a ward a day, to get to grips with the problem and a working group had previously set up to co-ordinate the event.

Despite the community council having paid for the installation of new bins around the estate this year, with eight purchased in the last three months, littering is still a major problem with other bins being removed due to vandalism.

There has also been concern about whether the bins are emptied regularly enough.

Wynnstay Cllr Linda Platt said: "Bins have been taken away in Wynnstay and I've been getting reports that the bin at the bottom of Deva Way is overflowing all the time, and kids are getting caught up in it.

"A lot of young people feel Caia Park is dirty - it is a word they have used to describe it and we need to act upon that.

"It's not giving them a sense of pride in their area."

The week of action taking place from July 1 to 5.

It will give people the opportunity to volunteer across the estate on the following days - Whitegate (Monday, July 1), Smithfield (Tuesday, July 2), Wynnstay (Wednesday, July 3), Queensway (Thursday, July 4) and Cartrefle (Friday, July 5).

Two sessions will take place in each ward, every day, from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

The working group has arranged skips ready for the clean-up, and the event is set to be promoted in the community.

Please get in touch with your councillors or the clerk of the community council to register your interest and for more information about the meet-up points.

Each ward will receive more detail nearer the event.

Council clerk Michael Morris can be contacted at clerk@caiapark.gov.uk or on 01978 354 825.