Posted on: Friday 13 May 2022
Crips packets, sweet wrappers, a park bench and a hoover! Just some of the items of rubbish picked up as part of Torfaen’s annual Spring Clean events.
50 volunteers tackled nine litter hotspots from Varteg Road to Garn Lakes, where more than 230 bags of rubbish were collected in total.
One Volunteer said: “If each person picked up or took home one piece of litter, it would leave areas a lot cleaner. It’s not rocket science”.
Rosie Seabourne, Volunteer Coordinator for Neighbourhood Services, said: “I really enjoy working with volunteers, they have so much enthusiasm, and they really do care about where they live.
“Making Torfaen a cleaner and greener place to live is a corporate priority, and the council will continue to work hard to do this. However, we couldn’t achieve so much alone.
“The council would like to thank everyone who volunteered with us for Spring Clean, and we would especially like to thank those who litter pick with us all year round. Together we really can make a difference”.
Torfaen Spring Clean litter picks took place at: Sandybrook, Chapel Lane, Rosemary Lane, Garn Lakes, west Mon, Cwmbran Boating Lake, Pontypool Park, Varteg Road and at Fairwater shops. Two other litter picks were carried out by families and took place in Llanfrechfa and Llantarnam, with group picks from Griffithstown Scouts and St. David’s RC Primary School.
Torfaen Spring Clean takes place every year and is an opportunity for residents, businesses, schools and other agencies to carry out litter picks to help clean up the borough and create Litter Free zones.
To find out more about environmental volunteering opportunities with the council get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org join our dedicated Facebook group, visit Connect Torfaen or call 01495 762200