18 May 2011>
Officers from Caerphilly County Borough Council teamed up with local school children recently to promote the National Spring Clean Campaign, with a clean up initiative in Risca and Abercarn.
The Council's Tidy Towns Tidy Places and Fast Forward Future Jobs teams worked on the cutting and clearing of overgrowth and undergrowth along popular walkways as part of the council's ongoing efforts to keep Caerphilly county borough at a standard that promotes community pride.
Pupils from Ysgol Gynradd Cwm Gwyddon's 'Eco-Group' worked hard to improve this very scenic area of the county borough by undertaking a litter pick.
Cllr Lyn Ackerman, Cabinet Member of Public Services said, "Our teams work tirelessly to improve our environment for the benefit of residents and visitors to our county borough, and I am delighted that local school children have got so involved in this clean up scheme too".
Mrs Tucknutt from Ysgol Gynradd Cwm Gwyddon said, "The pupils involved in the clean up returned to school and relayed the important messages they'd learned during the day, including the need for us all to be clean and green and have pride in our environment".
She continued, "Such activity is an example to follow, and will further help enhance our school's green credentials".
Caerphilly StreetPride is a council initiative that brings together the services that keep Caerphilly county borough clean, green and safe. Its aim is to work with residents to keep street and neighbourhoods at a standard that promotes pride and community responsibility.
To report dog fouling or other environmental concerns in Caerphilly county borough, please call Caerphilly StreetPride on 01443 866 566 or visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/streetpride
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