Helpers in park litter blitz
PEOPLE power in Birchgrove has helped clean up the streets.
Volunteers from the community rolled up their sleeves and got dirty as part of a Tidy Towns project in which they tackled Parc yr Helig in a bid to restore its aesthetic appearance.
Having had enough of rubbish and the negative image it had on their community, residents filled 50 bin bags and collected over a tonne of fly-tipped waste.
Tore Manca, from Birchgrove Community Association and a volunteer with Keep Wales Tidy, said: "It was great to see volunteers get involved in this project. By working in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy we have made a huge improvement to Parc yr Helig and shown local residents just how much we can achieve if we all pull together."
Encouraging other communities to follow suit he added: "Clean ups like this show others how we care about the future of our environment and we are not prepared to live, work and play in an area that is blighted by rubbish.
"This Tidy Towns event has created a sense of community and we look forward to getting even more local people involved in the future."
The Welsh Assembly Government funded Tidy Towns project supports the people of Wales to improve the quality of their local environment.
It encourages communities to adopt their local area and assist volunteers to undertake a range of environmental improvement projects including; litter picks, path maintenance, improving disabled access, developing community gardens and habitat management.
Small grants are available to cover project costs.
A spokesman said: "Birchgrove took up the challenge and three volunteers gave up their free time to assist in the event. In total, the group removed 50 bags of waste and at least a ton of fly tipping from the site."