Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Volunteers Clean Up Llansteffan Beach

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

More than 50 people including 35 schoolchildren helped clean up Llansteffan beach as part of Tidy Tuesdays. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

They filled 22 bags with litter including 12 blue bags for recycling. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils and staff from Llansteffan and Llangain primary schools took part in the litter-pick as well as a further 15 adult volunteers including five locals, a group from Llanelli, a man from Bridgend who was on holiday in the area and two day-trippers from Carmarthen. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event was organised under the Pride in your Patch project, which is a joint initiative between the council’s recycling section and housing department, with support from Keep Wales Tidy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The aim is to improve the quality of the local environment through community action and a series of weekly, organised events are being held in various locations across the county. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The next Tidy Tuesdays event is a planting workshop in Maengwynne, Llanelli, on June 7 between 4pm and 6pm; followed by a litter-pick in Betws on June 14 between 10am and 12pm. For further information on these events and others coming up please visit the website (link below). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “I would like to thank all those that took part in the clean-up in Llansteffan and gave up their free time for such a worthy cause. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Carmarthenshire is a popular tourist destination and it is important our beaches are welcoming and safe; not only for visitors but for residents too. By working together we can really make a difference to our environment.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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