Snowdonia village tidy action group

Date 21/08/2017
Llanberis

A group of Llanberis residents have got together recently in their first ever litter-pick around the village.

The group are called ‘Pentref Taclus Llanberis Tidy Village’ and have already a number of followers on Facebook. They are committed to working together to tidy up the village and also to encourage others to improve the local environment of this historic village in the heart of Snowdonia.

The group’s founder, Patricia Pitts, said: “I’ve been really impressed by the interest shown by local people in the group. It started as just an idea but with Tidy Towns help it’s now turned into action on the ground with our first litter-pick.  Our group of 15 residents - including four children -collected 15 bags of litter in quite a short time and now we plan to go every Sunday morning during the summer.”

Local Gwynedd Councillor Kevin Morris Jones, added: “The community spirit and pride in Llanberis is very evident from the commitment shown by the volunteers from the Llanberis Tidy Village group.  It’s heartening to see that in these days of cuts to local authority services that local people are empowering themselves, with Tidy Towns help, to tackle some of the problems.”

Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Cabinet Member, Councillor Gareth Wyn Griffith, noted: “It’s great to see communities like Llanberis taking the initiative and tidying up their village.  This is community pride in action and shows what can be achieved with a little help from Tidy Towns.  Their efforts should inspire others and also shame those who show no regard for our local environment.”

The equipment for the Llanberis litter-pick was supplied by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns scheme, which is funded by Welsh Government and aims to empower communities to improve the local environment. Pentref Taclus Llanberis Tidy Village would also like to thankMenter Fachwen, Siemens Healthineers Llanberis,and Keep Wales Tidy for their assistance.

Anyone interested in helping the Llanberis group should visit the Pentref Taclus Llanberis Tidy Village Facebook page or email mailto:pentreftaclusllanberis@outlook.comor call in at Menter Fachwen on Llanberis High Street.

 

Anyone found guilty of littering in any public place could face a court summons and a fine of up to £2,500. To report any instances of fly-tipping, contact Gwynedd Council’s street enforcement team on 01766 771000.

 

For more information about Gwynedd Council's Tidy Towns scheme or if you would like to start a community group, contact the team on 01766 771000 or send an e-mail to Pentreftaclusllanberis@outlook.com if you’d like to request a community pack.