Groups and individuals from across Wales were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony held in Cardiff on Monday (20 November 2017), hosted by S4C presenter, Sian Thomas, and rugby champion, Tom Shanklin. The Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn AM attended the ceremony as her first official engagement as minister and presented the first award of the day.
The Keep Wales Tidy Awards, now in their 25th year, recognise community groups, schools and organisations who have gone the extra mile to make Wales a better place.
For the second year, we are proud to have had the opportunity to sponsor the ‘Cleaner Communities’ category.
‘Cleaner Communities’ Winner – Keep Roath Tidy
The ‘Cleaner Communities’ award was presented to worthy winners Keep Roath Tidy who have worked tirelessly to improve street cleanliness and recycling participation in Roath since 2015. The team meet every weekend to tackle the litter on the streets of Roath with a 90 minute litter pick. Also, in partnership with Cardiff Council, they were the launch platform for the #lovewhereyoulive campaign, a model which is now expanding throughout the city with similar groups being set up.
New volunteers are always welcome to join the team who meet outsite Albany Road’s post office at 10:30am every Saturday.
Set up in 2015 to improve the environment and community spirit in the village. From monthly volunteer days, the team have created new flower planters, cut verges, learnt hedge laying skills, cleared invasive species, litter picked and cleared many areas of fly-tipping.
Launched in August 2016, Keep Splott Tidy aims to promote local volunteering opportunities and to make the area a better place. They have engaged with over 200 volunteers and collected over 400 bags of rubbish from the streets of Splott.