Have Your Say: Adults should follow kids' example
WHAT an exciting day it must have been for the students of Cwnnedd Primary School in Glynneath to receive a visit from the famous, Welsh actor, Michael Sheen.
Such a well deserved reward for their consistent hard work and dedication toward a worthwhile cause, our precious environment.
I salute the staff and head teacher at the school because I know, first hand, how much work goes into initiating a project of this kind. Well done, Cwnnedd Primary School.
It is no secret that the council have put in place, plans that will elevate the small town of Glynneath as gateway town to Brecon so having a world famous actor visit the local school definitely helps to put Glynneath on the map! Sadly though, I wonder when the council members last took a walk around Glynneath? Have they strolled down to Welfare Park, past the town library recently? Have they walked along the high street or along the beautiful canal? I wonder what their response would be when they see the state of side walks, bus shelters, green belts and pathways? Litter strewn everywhere! Plastic bottles, children's wet wipes, empty beer cans and bottles, discarded sweet wrappers and fast food containers punctuate every corner of Glynneath. Dog fouling force the sidewalks to be obstacle courses for people needing to get places.
It is encouraging that Michael Sheen, the ambassador of Keep Wales Tidy, could celebrate the hard work of the children in Glynneath, but I think it is time that the adults within the community step up and take responsibility in setting a good example for the children to follow so that future generations can experience the true, unspoilt beauty of Wales and village life.