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Queensferry eco rangers keep community clean

ECO rangers from Queensferry have been working hard to keep their environment clean.

The 13 youngsters of Dyfed Drive have helped to reduce litter and make the area safe and tidy.

And they received a little assistance along the way from Keep Wales Tidy and the Wales and West Housing Association (WWHA).

WWHA housing officer Cath Marland said: “These youngsters are keener than ever to be involved in litter picking.

“Each time we meet on our housing scheme in Queensferry, they ask when the next litter pick is going to take place. “They are obviously making a big difference as there is noticeably less litter on the ground than before the scheme started in 2008.”

One of the eco rangers, 13-year-old Nicole, said: “With everyone working together we have so much fun, the time goes quickly and the street is soon cleaned up.”

Five-year-old Ellie added: “It would be easy to get all the rubbish out of here if everyone put it in their bin each day.”

Judith Wright, Keep Wales Tidy project officer, said: “Again, I am very impressed with the motivation shown by the children and young people on the scheme.

“They are really enthusiastic about keeping litter to a minimum and working hard to make sure their environment is clean and safe.”

Queensferry councillor David Wisinger said: “The rangers are doing a good job in the community.

“We need to keep these places clean and this will attract people to the area. I say good luck to them.”

To find out more about Keep Wales Tidy projects, contact Judith Wright on 02920 726992, email [email protected] or visit www.keepwalestidy.org.