Tidy campaign urges residents to join in
ONE of Wales’ leading environmental charities has issued a recruitment appeal to join one of the country’s biggest clean-up campaigns.
“Be involved, be proud and be tidy” is the rallying cry from Keep Wales Tidy.
The Be Tidy campaign takes place across Wales throughout September and gives people of all ages the opportunity to volunteer and get together to help spruce up their local community.
Litter remains a persistent problem for many communities and Be Tidy is a reminder that everyone can do their bit to make a positive change.
Keep Wales Tidy chief executive Lesley Jones said: “We know a good quality environment matters to people and the benefits can have a big impact on our communities, health and well-being and economy.
“At Keep Wales Tidy, we have a simple and clear message: let’s work together to help look after our local environment. Be Tidy is all about giving everyone the chance to get involved in our work – whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or whether this is the first time you’ve taken part in a clean-up activity. Just two hours spent picking up litter can make a huge difference.”
Nick Brown, head of sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain, which is supporting the campaign, said: “Be Tidy is a fantastic opportunity to encourage the local community to work together to care for the local environment.
“We would love to see as many people as possible joining in to make Be Tidy a huge success in 2017.”
A campaign spokeswoman encouraged people to sign up.
“Getting involved is easy and fun,” she said. “People are encouraged to register their own clean-ups on the Keep Wales Tidy website, where they can also download free resources to help them plan and promote their event.
“Community groups, businesses and other organisations have already signed up. For anyone not able to organise their own clean-up, details of public events can also be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website.
“Clean-ups of different types and sizes are taking place in every corner of the country – from beach cleans in Ceredigion to fly-tipping clearances in Merthyr Tydfil.
“Volunteer groups and businesses have already signed up in Cardiff, with activity taking place in communities across the city.”
To get involved in Be Tidy and register your own clean-up, visit www. keepwalestidy.cymru/betidy
Be Tidy campaign volunteers help in a clean-up