Com­mu­nity clean-up at St Cybi’s

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ST Cybi’s has long been a prob­lem area at­tract­ing al­co­hol and drug abuse, dog foul­ing, rough sleep­ing and fly tip­ping to name but a few.

Re­cent me­dia at­ten­tion shone a spot­light on lo­cal is­sues, prompt­ing strong com­mu­nity sup­port in tack­ling them head on. It was clear that lo­cal peo­ple felt em­pow­ered to make a dif­fer­ence to their phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment through so­cial ac­tiv­ity.

A Com­mu­nity Clean-Up of St Cybi’s was or­gan­ised and hosted by Mon CF through their Lo­cal Con­ver­sa­tion vol­un­teers. It was an event or­gan­ised by the com­mu­nity from an is­sue iden­ti­fied by lo­cal peo­ple. Lo­cal Res­i­dents came out in force to lit­ter pick, trim hedges, edge grass bound­aries and gen­er­ally make the place a lit­tle ti­dier.

Dan Milling­ton, Lo­cal Con­ver­sa­tions Of­fi­cer at Mon CF de­scribed the event as pow­er­ful, say­ing that it show­cased the im­mense CAN DO – WILL DO at­ti­tude dis­played by Holy­head res­i­dents in tack­ling is­sues head-on. One lo­cal res­i­dent said that she felt un­safe walk­ing through the lower church yard in day­light let alone at night – em­pow­er­ing her to leave the house and lend a help­ing hand at the event.

Holy­head’s Lo­cal Con­ver­sa­tion is funded by Peo­ple’s Health Trust, us­ing money raised by Health Di­verse through The Health Lot­tery. The Lo­cal Con­ver­sa­tion Pro­gramme is a flex­i­ble, res­i­dent led fund­ing model driven by what lo­cal peo­ple want. Through the pro­gramme, res­i­dents are sup­ported to iden­tify and take ac­tion on is­sues that are im­por­tant to them.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Holy­head’s Lo­cal Con­ver­sa­tion check out @MonCFAn­gle­sey on Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram or to get in­volved, email [email protected]

St Cybi’s Com­mu­nity Clean Up

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