LLANELLI’S Assembly Member, Lee Waters, helped to launch ‘Be Tidy’ month by taking part in a local clean-up in Burry Port.
The ‘Be Tidy’ campaign, a ‘Keep Wales Tidy’ initiative, is set to run throughout September with the aim of encouraging as many local volunteers as possible to participate in activities that help make their streets and parks look and feel better.
Lee Waters said: “Litter disfigures our area, and we’d all rather it wasn’t dropped in the first place, but there are a lot of local groups doing a great job of keeping our streets clean and it was a real pleasure to help out.”
The AM, who has set up a joint Taskforce with the Council to tackle the blight of litter across the Llanelli constituency, added: “People are proud of their communities and rightly feel very strongly about dog-fouling and littering. Since being elected, I’ve been working closely with Carmarthenshire Council to try and address these two issues – but an action month like this one can help get everyone involved.
“Taking part in a litter pick is really rewarding – you immediately see the difference you’re making, and it’s a great way to meet other people. I thoroughly enjoyed the morning. ”
To help close ‘Be Tidy’ month, Lee Waters and Nia Griffith MP have organised a big clean-up event to be held on Saturday, September 30 in Llanelli. To take part, simply join Nia and Lee at the back entrance to Coedcae school (on Coedcae Rd) at 10am.
Children (accompanied by an adult) are welcome. Dan Snaith of ‘Keep Wales Tidy’ said: “Tools and equipment will be available, but if you have your own litter picking equipment, please do bring it along as we only have a limited supply, and this may run out quickly if there is a large turnout.”
More details on local litter picks can be found on Lee Waters’ website: www.leeforllanelli.wales/big-clean-up/