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Community clean-up clears away Shotton litter

VOLUNTEERS teamed up in Shotton to give the town a clean-up.

Members of Keep Wales Tidy and town councillors joined police officers and Alyn and Deeside Labour politicians Carl Sargeant AM and Mark Tami MP for the event.

The tidy-up took place between Bridge Street and Jubilee Street and the clean team removed litter and cleared waste left by fly-tippers.

A total of four wagon-loads of rubbish was taken away after the day’s work.

Mr Sargeant said: “It was fantastic to see so many members of the community joining their local councillors to make a positive improvement to the area.

“I know Keep Wales Tidy organisers are planning future clean-up events in other communities, and they have my full support.”

Cllr Ann Minshull was also pleased at the success of the initiative.

She said: “It was excellent. There were members of community payback teams who took on the litter and we had a great time.

“Altogether the team got rid of a lot of rubbish and hopefully it will stay nice and tidy as we want to encourage residents not to flytip.”

Judith Wright, a Keep Wales Tidy project worker, said: “We are looking to have another environmental action event in the spring, which will involve Flintshire County Council Streetscene officers.

“There is also an initiative where residents aged above 60 or on benefits can arrange for bulky items to be taken off them free of charge.”

Items which can be taken for free include washing machines, televisions, sofas, carpets, cookers and stereos.

Other Flintshire residents can have up to five bulky items taken away for £10.

For more information on the initiative for those over 60, call 01352 703350.