New litter picking hub launches in St Davids with a community spring clean
Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre celebrated its launch as a Keep Wales Tidy Litter picking hub last week with a community litter pick in St Davids.
With the help of 17 volunteers, including seven students from the Eco Committee of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi’s Non Campus, eight bags’ worth of litter was collected.
The new hub at the Authority-run attraction forms part of Keep Wales Tidy’s Caru Cymru (‘Love Wales) initiative, which aims to inspire individuals, community groups and businesses to be proactive in looking after their local environment.
Tegryn Jones, Chief Executive of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, took part in the launch and said:
“We’re delighted to have set up this new hub, which will make it easier than ever to take positive action against litter in the local community.”
More than a hundred hubs have now been set up across the country, allowing members of the community to borrow litter picking kit, including, hi-vis vests, rubbish bags and litter pickers at no cost.
David Rowe, Keep Wales Tidy’s Project Officer for Pembrokeshire said:
“It’s fantastic to have opened the first litter picking hub at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids. I’d like to thank all the staff at the Visitor Centre and the pupils of Non Campus Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi for giving up their time and support last week.
“The new hub will enable individuals, groups and businesses the opportunity to borrow equipment and tackle litter in their local community. It will make litter picking as easy as possible in the North Pembrokeshire region, providing everything from litter pickers, hoops, hi-vis vests to bin bags.”
If you’d like to help tidy up your area and would like to borrow equipment, please contact Oriel y Parc on 01437 720392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.