Staff at Llanrug’s Co-operative Food Store and local helpers recently turned out to tidy up Nant y Glyn playing field in the village with support from Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns scheme.
The community-based initiative, which was supported with equipment by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns, was part of the store’s commitment to the local community and environment and it is hoped will be part of a longer term initiative with Tidy Towns.
Deputy Manager of the Co-operative Store in Llanrug, Joanna Jones, said: “It was great to carry out work to improve the local environment. In total we collected 14 bags of rubbish, from crisp packets to a broken traffic cone. Community and local environmental improvement is important to us so we were more than happy to work with Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns to help make a difference.”
Local Gwynedd Councillor, Charles Wyn Jones, said: “I am very pleased that Llanrug is now building on from a local residents’ group established last year to collect rubbish with Tidy Towns help, to now having a respected local business also taking part in a joint initiative. I would like to thank the staff from the Co-op for their efforts in cleaning up the Nant y Glyn playing fields.”
Gwynedd’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor John Wynn Jones, added: “It’s good to hear of another local business taking action to improve the local environment. Gwynedd’s Tidy Towns is ideally placed to encourage and help these groups get started and then in the longer term work with them to help clean up our communities.”
Those who thoughtlessly throw rubbish in any public place are committing a crime. A person found guilty of littering can receive a fine of up to £2,500.
Tidy Towns is funded by a grant from the Welsh Government as part of the scheme with the aim of improving the quality of the local environment.