Keeping Wales Tidy

The Women’s Institutes created the Keep Britain Tidy group in the 1950s, and in 1972 the Keep Wales Tidy campaign was launched.

Originally it was part of the Welsh Directorate until devolution began. In 2005 it became  an independent charity setting high standards for the beautiful places we all enjoy in Wales .

Committed to maintaining a good-quality environment for the benefit of our communities’ health,  wellbeing and economy, Keep Wales Tidy  works to deliver practical action, environmental education, training, business services and environmental solutions across Wales.

Its  vision is a beautiful Wales that is cared for and can be enjoyed by everyone. To that end, it has provided equipment at a number of locations across England and Wales for individuals or groups who want to take part in litter-picking as a way of contributing to an enjoyable and safe environment. 

The litter hubs have  equipment such as litter-pickers, hoops, hi-vis vests and binbags. The kit, its website tells us, also contains all necessary health and safety guidance including a Litter Picking Loan Agreement which must be completed  before any equipment can be borrowed. Further guidance documents  are available on the website.

Interested?

You can find hubs in Pembrokeshire at:

 St Dogmaels Footpath Association: gillandtosh@yahoo.co.uk

Newgale Beach Wombles:  Find them on Facebook

Freshwater East Reserve for Nature: tomlinson745@btinternet.com

Pembroke Environmental Volunteers: pembpev@gmail.com

Sardis Parks and Gardens: ian2ears@talktalk.net

For general enquiries, contact info@keepwalestidy.cymru or call 029 2025 6767

Head office: 33-35 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HB. 

North Wales office: Y Cartref, Bontnewydd, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 7UW; 07824 504800

West Wales office: 3 Neptune House, Nelson Quay, Milford Marina, Milford Haven SA73 3BH; 01646694800

Kitty Parsons

Kitty Parsons

Kitty is an incomer, with five summers under her belt and the knowledge that even the wettest and greyest of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire. She knows she will never live long enough to be considered a local but hopes to leave some small mark through writing about this beautiful county and its people.

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