Stryt Las

As we come to the end of a very strange and busy summer season in our country parks, our  officers are reporting a very busy season including keeping the parks free from litter.

They couldn’t undertake the annual community litter picks or use their volunteer groups because of the situation with Covid-19 so staff who had worked in the Visitor Centres before lockdown used their time to get to know all the parks in the county borough rather than the ones they are usually based in and did an amazing job.

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They made sure litter didn’t get out of hand by helping with “deep cleaning” the parks of huge amount of litter that was being left behind.

All this was in addition to the weekly litter picking taking place by The Park Rangers have to make sure main pathways and bins were kept litter free.

The figures from clearing litter show just how much there was to do and since April their deep clean challenge has  clocked up a remarkable 45 bags from Bonc yr Hafod, 16 from Belle vue, 12 from Acton,  2 or 3 from each of the other parks, and with the help of a couple of friends and family they have collected a frightening 77 bags of litter just from Stryt Las!

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “The figures are really high and I would like to thank Sue and Ann from our Visitor Centres for their flexibility and hard work in making sure the parks stayed looking good for visitors. They certainly went above and beyond to make sure we can all enjoy the natural beauty of our environment without it being spoilt by litter. Please take your litter home or use a bin and don’t expect someone else to pick it up after you.”

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