Posted: Mon 7th Mar 2016

The Big Spring Clean 2016 is underway! /
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

The Big Spring Clean 2016 is off to a fantastic start thanks to the efforts of local schools and community groups working in partnership with Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Tidy Towns Team. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Greenhill Primary School made a special effort to spruce up their school grounds by planting apple trees to help support the Welsh Governments pollinator plan to halt the decline of bee populations. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Head Teacher of Greenhill Primary School, Mrs Lisa Sian Jones said: “our school is proud to be involved in the Big Spring Clean Campaign and is also keen to support the Government’s aims of enhancing the local bee populations”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils from Glyngaer Primary School helped clean up their local community by undertaking a litter pick. Working with the Council’s Tidy Towns Team the pupils braved the cold and snowy conditions and collected more than 20 bags of litter and waste in 30 minutes, a record number of bags in such a short period of time! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Head Teacher of Glyngaer Primary School, Beverly Pearce said: “We have received positive feedback from local residents complementing the efforts of our pupils. I am so proud of them they are great ambassadors for our school and the local community” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Volunteers also supported Cardiff Rivers Trust on Sunday 6 March as they helped clean the moat at Caerphilly castle as part of the UK wide ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr. Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Community & Leisure Services said: “I would like to thank both Greenhill and Glyngaer Primary schools for helping to launch this year’s Big Spring Clean. Their efforts have helped to improve their local environments and should be applauded. The projects not only improve local communities but allow pupils to learn about the effects of dropping litter on the environment and local wildlife. I am sure over the next few months volunteers will continue to make Caerphilly a greener place to live, work and visit.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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