'Together Stronger' – Dyffryn Nantlle community tackles litter

Date: 25/11/2019
Nantlle Vale

Members of Clwb Pel-droed Nantlle Vale Football Club and the local community group Ffrindiau Penygroes recently joined forces to tackle litter in the village and to get the winning result for the environment. This initiative was part of the Club’s commitment to improve the local environment and to increase community pride through partnership working.

Local Gwynedd Councillor Judith Humphreys, and a member of Ffrindiau Penygroes, said: “On behalf of the Ffrindiau Penygroes we would like to thank the members of Nantlle Vale Football Club for their willing assistance in supporting Ffrindiau Penygroes and the local community by collecting rubbish during the school holidays. Everyone worked very hard collecting 16 bags of rubbish.

“This cooperation is much appreciated, and helps change things for the better in our communities. Thanks again to the Club for taking the time to work towards creating a pleasant community for everyone.”

On behalf of Clwb Pêl Droed Nantlle Vale FC, Kevin Pygall said: “As a Club we are keen to support the local community in any way we can, and we were very pleased recently to help Ffrindiau Penygroes with the community litter pick.

“‘Together Stronger’ is the rallying cry of the FAW – being football players we understand the power of working together and the same can apply to the community, when we come together, positive changes can happen.”

Councillor Catrin Wager, Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Cabinet member, said: “It’s great to see Nantlle Vale Football Club working with Ffrindiau Penygroes in this initiative to improve their environment through collecting litter. It’s another great example of community groups working together in the battle against the problem of litter pollution in our communities.

“Many thanks to the Club, Ffrindiau Penygroes and the Council’s Gwynedd Daclus scheme for helping to organise this worthy initiative.

“If you are a community group inspired by stories like these and wish to get to grips with litter in your community, then please contact the Council’s Tidy Gwynedd Project for advice and support.”

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 Tidy Gwynedd Project contact the team, please call 01766 771000 or send an e-mail to TrefiTaclusTidyTowns@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Image: 1 – Members of Nantlle Vale FC and Ffrindiau Penygroes