Posted: Sat 2nd Apr 2016

Community Group Formed In Chwilog To Tackle Litter Problems

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 2nd, 2016

Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns Officer, Jonathan Neale with members of the Chwilog community group ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A group of Chwilog residents fed up with the amount of litter in the area recently decided to start a long term campaign to tidy up their community. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A total of nine volunteers were present when Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns Officer, Jonathan Gwyn Neale, came with the loan of equipment, such as litter pickers and high-visibility jackets. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He said: “It was good to see so much interest amongst residents to improve their local community. One of the best features of the Tidy Towns scheme is its ability to enable local groups to take part in the campaign to clean up our communities. I look forward to working with the Chwilog group in future.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The group’s coordinator, Marilyn Adams, added: “Eifionydd is without doubt a very beautiful area but some people act as if they have no appreciation of this at all. Littering and fly-tipping is totally unacceptable and we will be doing our best as a community in Chwilog to respond to this ugly problem.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Those who thoughtlessly litter in a public place are committing a crime. Anyone found guilty of throwing rubbish in any public place could face a fine of up to £2,500. To report any instances of fly-tipping, contact Gwynedd Council’s Street Enforcement Team on 01766 771000. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Gwynedd’s Tidy Towns scheme is funded by a Welsh Government grant which aims to improve the local environment. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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