LAST Saturday, as part of his ongoing Big Clean-Up campaign, Lee Waters, Llanelli’s Assembly Member, joined forces with Nia Griffith MP and Keep Wales Tidy to tackle the litter in the Bigyn area of Llanelli.
Despite the heavy rain, around forty people turned up to the Big Clean-Up event which was focused around Coedcae Road.
The Assembly Member, whose Big Clean-Up campaign was set up in response to the overwhelming amount of complaints he receives about litter in Llanelli, said: “People are fed up with the amount of litter in and around Llanelli. To me, it’s a sign that so many have lost hope in the area, and I desperately want that to change. My Big Clean-Up is something that we can do in the short-term to improve the town and make people proud again.”
Nia Griffith MP said: “I am delighted to join Dan Snaith of Keep Wales Tidy and Lee Waters AM for this litter pick in the Bigyn area. The number of volunteers who have taken an interest in their community is encouraging to see and I would like to thank each and every one of them for helping us to keep Llanelli tidy.”
Lee’s Big Clean-Up in Bigyn also helped to mark the end of Keep Wales Tidy’s September campaign which encourages people of all ages to volunteer and get together to help spruce up their local community. Dan Snaith, Carmarthenshire’s Project Officer, said: “This was a great way to end our ‘Be Tidy’ campaign for 2017. The group covered a large area, and a huge amount of rubbish was collected, around half of which was recycled.”
Lee Waters added: “From the amount of discarded sweet and chocolate wrappers, plastic bottles and cans that we picked up, it does seem that the area we covered is a route used by school children going back and forth to school. It would benefit greatly from additional bins and this is something that I have raised with the council.”