Hannah Blythyn MS is encouraging residents to get involved with Keep Wales Tidy’s Spring Clean Cymru, in a bid to keep communities tidy whilst keeping active.
Spring Clean Cymru is an initiative run by Keep Wales Tidy, linked to the Great British Spring Clean, with similar schemes run in England and Scotland. This year the focus of the initiative is to enjoy the natural beauty on our doorstep, whilst keeping fit and healthy, and keeping communities as tidy as possible.
A target of covering a million miles has been set across the UK, which is the distance to the Moon and back – twice! If 250,000 take part and just litter-pick for an hour and twenty minutes each, the target would be easily met.
The Delyn MS will be taking part in Spring Clean Cymru herself and is encouraging others to play their part and get involved too.
Ms Blythyn said:
“I have always loved the outdoors and have worked over the last five years to help tackle waste and plastic pollution, not just in our communities, but across Wales.
We all wish we didn’t have to see litter on our doorstep, particularly not in the many beauty spots we have in our corner of the country. Although, in some ways its sad that we still have to have initiatives like Spring Clean Cymru, its great to see communities coming together to tackle the issues we face all across Wales.
I’ll be playing my part and will be out litter-picking in our area again, and would encourage as many people as possible to get involved too.”
Spring Clean Cymru takes place over two weeks, between May 28 and June 13, and is asking those interested to take part safely and in their own communities.
To help reach the target of a million miles, those participating should visit the Keep Wales Tidy website – www.keepwalestidy.cymru – to register.
Local community group, Plastic Reduction Mold, will also be playing their part and has set themselves a target of collecting 300 bags of waste over the fortnight. You can find out more about their plans by visiting their Facebook page – Plastic Reduction Mold – Lleihau Plastig Yr Wyddgrug.