A new campaign to tackle litter in the Llanelli constituency is to be launched by local Assembly Member Lee Waters on Saturday.
The campaign titled ‘Llanelli Tri’ encourages people to pick up three pieces of litter on the third day of every month.
Lee Waters said:
“We can all play a part in making our communities places to be proud of. Just a small action like this can make a big difference, but we need lots of people to join in.”
The campaign will be officially launched at 10am on Saturday 3rd March at Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park in Llannon, with a family-friendly community litter pick. The Assembly Member will be joined by Nia Griffith MP and Llannon County Councillor Dot Jones; support will be provided by Keep Wales Tidy.
Mr Waters added:
“Not everyone has the time to join a formal litter pick, but I’m sure most of us have walked past litter in our streets before. This campaign is to encourage everyone to spot it, pick it, and bin it. And hopefully it’ll make litterers think twice, too.”
Since his election in 2016, cleaning up Llanelli has been a priority for Mr Waters. As well as holding monthly litter picks around the constituency, he has set up a Joint Litter Task Force with Carmarthenshire County Council – whose achievements include the successful lobbying of the Welsh Government to introduce Fixed Penalty Notices for fly-tippers.
The AM said:
“Litter continues to be an issue throughout Llanelli. Council resources and budgets are being cut, and we can’t just rely on dedicated voluntary groups and Keep Wales Tidy to clear it up all the time. This is a problem for us all.
“Please join me to help launch Llanelli Tri at Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park in Llannon at 10am on Saturday 3rd March. All equipment will be provided – you just need to turn up!
“If you can’t join us – don’t forget to bin three pieces of litter from your local streets. Together, we can help our communities clean-up.”