Children in Dolgellau Remembrance Day litter-pick

Date: 21/11/2018

Members of Dolgellau Brownies and Rainbows recently took part in a litter-pick on the Marian in the town. The event, which took place following the Remembrance Day Service at the war memorial, was a great success despite the wet weather with 10 bags of rubbish collected together with three boxes of recycling.

One of the event organisers was local Gwynedd Councillor and Meirionnydd’s Ambassador for Girl Guiding Linda Morgan, who said: “The children got quite wet but were determined to continue with the event, and were rewarded for their efforts with refreshments at the Pavilion.

“I would like to thank June Jones for organising the event, the Rainbows, Brownies, Ranger, Leaders and family and friends for taking part. Also thanks to student Ryan Evans from Coleg Meirion Dwyfor for helping. It is so nice to see people involved with community work. The children were brilliant and were a credit to their parents and the Guide Leaders.”

Gwynedd’s Tidy Towns Officer, Jonathan Neale, said: “It’s great to see community pride in action from our youngest residents on Remembrance Day. Tidy Towns is happy to support the Brownies, Rainbows and Guides with their impressive efforts to clean up what is after all other people’s mess.”

Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Cabinet Member Gareth Wyn Griffith, said: “Thank you to Dolgellau’s Brownies and Rainbows and their helpers for a great effort on the Marian in poor weather on Remembrance Day. Dolgellau residents of all ages are clearly showing community pride in their fine local amenities.”

The equipment for the Brownies’ litter-pick was supplied by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns scheme, which is funded by a Welsh Government grant and aims to empower communities to improve their local environment.

Anyone found guilty of littering in any public place could face a court summons and a fine of up to £2,500. To report any instances of fly-tipping, contact Gwynedd Council’s street enforcement team on 01766 771000.

For more information about Gwynedd Council's Tidy Towns scheme or if you would like to start a community group, contact the team on 01766 771000 or send an e-mail to if you’d like to request a community pack.

Picture: Some of the children and adults that helped on the litter-pick with Councillor Linda Morgan (centre).