Tidy Towns is a two part initiative between Keep Wales Tidy and Welsh Local Authorities, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. The project seeks to work strategically by empowering the people of Wales to take responsibility for their local environment.
This will be delivered by establishing and developing community groups throughout Wales who will work towards meeting the needs of their local community by adopting areas of their local environment and undertaking practical improvement projects.
What is the aim of the project?
To support the people of Wales to take responsibility for the quality of their local environment.
How does Tidy Towns work?
Volunteers adopt a local area and focus on its ongoing care. Communities will be encouraged to adopt waste black-spots and restore them to their former glory. Projects undertaken by groups include:
- Litter picks and clean-ups
- Path maintenance
- Dune management
- Installing benches
- Creating picnic sites
- Invasive species clearance and management
- Improving disabled access
- Developing community gardens and allotments
- Running waste amnesties
- Habitat management and biodiversity
- Churchyard improvements
Why join the project?
As part of a group you can develop your ideas for improving the quality of your local environment.
- Keep Wales Tidy towns project officers will be assigned to each group to provide advice and practical assistance.
- You can apply for a small grant to cover costs of insurance, tools and equipment, materials, refreshments etc.
- Volunteer training is available on a wide range of issues.
- You get a chance to meet other groups to exchange ideas.
You can get involved by setting up your own group, or joining an existing one in your area. Contact your local Tidy towns project officer for more information.
To report an incident of fly-tipping,arrange a bulky waste collection or trade waste enquiry please call Bridgend County Borough Council on 01656 643643.
Valleys 2 Coast Housing Association can be contacted on 01656 762472
To report a pollution incident please contact the Environment Agency on 0800 807060