Wanted: Community litter pickers

Councillor Keith Henson collecting rubbish in his area

Written by Bobby Kelly

March 5, 2023

As part of Caru Ceredigion, Ceredigion Council has said that it is  very eager to work with and support individuals and groups throughout the year who want to make a positive impact on the local environment.

A spokesperson for Ceredigion County Council said: “We can assist by providing some basic items of equipment including litter pickers, hoops and sacks as well as making arrangements for the collection and disposal of materials collected.

Before undertaking any litter picking work, it is very important that the public read the information available on the Keep Wales Tidy which refers to health and safety, the risk assessments needed, and good practice. This will help ensure everyone’s safety while they are undertaking the activity. It should also be remembered that anyone litter picking is doing it for themselves and their communities and not on behalf of the County Council.”

Councillor Keith Henson, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environmental Services and Carbon Management, said: “Spring is the perfect time to go out for a walk and do our part to keep Ceredigion tidy. We are proud to support Keep Wales Tidy’s Spring Clean campaign, as it coincides so well with Caru Ceredigion’s principles. As we also celebrate St David’s Day in March, it is timely to reflect on one our patron saint’s most famous sayings – ‘gwnewch y pethau bychain’ (do the little things). By doing the little things in this context, we can make a big difference.”

Keep Wales Tidy’s Spring Clean initiative will be held between 17 March and 02 April this year.

More information on the Spring Clean campaign and other work by Keep Wales Tidy is available on their website: keepwalestidy.cymru/

You can contact the council by sending an e-mail to clic@ceredigion.gov.uk or call 01545 570881 for more information.