The annual Keep Welshpool tidy Week has been hailed as a great show of community spirit by the organisers.
Large numbers of people from all ages and backgrounds came together to work their way through the town to do their bit in supporting the town’s hard working street cleaners.
And the results are stunning. Today we woke up to a town that has probably never been cleaner.
“Thank you to all who took part: the schools, the Councillors, Rotary, Friends of Montgomeryshire Canal, local residents, local companies and Keep Wales Tidy,” said Town Clerk, Robert Robinson. “Whilst litter picking today (Sunday) several visitors remarked about how tidy the Town is. Well done to all who took part and to the Street Team and Town Council staff who have helped as well. Job done!”
Welshpool’s litter problem has come under the spotlight of late. The town has adopted the street cleaning services from Powys County Council at a time when fly tipping has increased due to the reduction in waste collections. More challenges are expected when Potters Recycling Yard reduces its weekly opening days to just three from April.
PICTURE: Volunteers have a safety briefing prior to getting to work.