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Community Litter hubs helping to keep Bridgend tidy

Volunteers from Bridgend County Borough will be coming together this weekend to help keep their local communities tidy and free of litter.

On Saturday 2 April, from 10am, local people are encouraged to take part in a community litter pick at the Bettws Life Centre litter hub where people can borrow litter picking equipment to help clean up the local environment. The litter hub is part of the Keep Wales Tidy, Spring Clean Cymru campaign in partnership with Bridgend County Borough Council.

They will be joined on Saturday morning by players from the Bridgend Ravens rugby team along with the team mascot, Ronnie the Raven.

Craig Thomas, Commercial Manager for Bridgend Ravens, said: “As a club that prides itself on having strong community values and connections, we were delighted to offer our help and support to Keep Wales Tidy at this event.

“The majority of our playing squad, management team and committee at Bridgend Ravens are local people, who are very proud of Bridgend and want it to continue to be a great place to live, work and play sport.

“This is also another small step on our journey to becoming a ‘greener’ club, after recent projects that have included the addition of an electric hybrid team van and the introduction of recyclable, stackable drinks cups at the clubhouse, instead of single use plastic.”

The event follows today’s community litter workshop by ADA Recycling at Bettws Primary School which provided an opportunity for the local community to find out more about litter and its issues.

We encourage everyone across Wales to get involved with our Spring Clean Cymru campaign this year and pledge to pick up a bag or more of litter.

We know that taking part outdoors is good for our health and our environment. Together we can make a big difference.

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy

Spring Clean Cymru, is a part of Caru Cymru - a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’. It is an inclusive movement led by Keep Wales Tidy and local authority partners to eradicate litter and waste. Caru Cymru has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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