Volunteers tackle litter hotspots

Thursday 17th February 2011 12:00 am
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Volunteers are getting together with Keep Wales Tidy to tackle litter in Abergavenny this month.  This work by volunteers links with a multi agency effort in Monmouthshire this month to tackle flytipping.  The Environment Agency, Monmouthshire County Council, and police aim to raise awareness of the problem and how to dispose of waste properly.

Volunteers will join the Keep Abergavenny Tidy on Saturday, February 26 at 10am to clean up the lane between Penypound and Chapel Road. Those helping should meet at the entrance to the lane on Chapel Road, which is 100 yards from Brecon Road.

The aim is to clear litter and some tipping along the lane, and on the land beside it.  It impacts badly on the lane which should be an attractive walking route in the town. 

If you are in town you could link with the Keep Abergavenny Tidy presence at Red Square. The aim is to raise awareness of litter related issues and promote  local volunteering to combat litter through a volunteer litter warden scheme.  Also there will be the opportunity to do some lighter litter picking near the middle of town.

If you would prefer a weekday join volunteers on Wednesday, February 23 at 1.30pm to pick up litter in North Abergavenny with Communities First, meeting at their office in Hillcrest Road.

Volunteers will be litter picking at the adventure play park off Old Hereford Rd and the grassy area between Vale View, St David's Road,  and St Andrews Crescent. 

 For both events volunteers should be dressed for the weather and wear strong shoes with grip.  Children should be accompanied by an adult.  All necessary equipment such as gloves, pickers, bags etc. will be provided.  The events are assisted by Tidy Towns which is a two part initiative between Keep Wales Tidy and Monmouthshire County Council (and all Local Authorities across Wales).

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