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Volunteers help to tidy up Holywell

MORE than 80 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and helped to clean-up Holywell over the weekend.

On Friday pupils of Ysgol y Fron, Ysgol Glan Aber and Ysgol Gwenffrwd cleared litter from Pen y Maes Woods, school grounds and the footpath leading to the Holway.

The clean-up continued on Saturday morning when volunteers joined Keep Wales Tidy and Holywell and District Transition Group to tackle litter hotspots around the town.

Groups from Holway, Good Companions of Holywell Hospital, Friends of Pen y Maes Woods, residents and a team from Community Payback collected more than a tonne of rubbish.

Roberta Owen of Holywell and District Transition group said: “It was heartening to see so many people turn out and work so hard to clear the litter blighting our beautiful town. It has made such a difference and shown just how much we can achieve if we all pull together.”

Judith Wright of Keep Wales Tidy added: “This is a great way to bring local people together to improve the environment they live in. The volunteers have set an excellent example to their community and I hope that even more local people will join them on their next project.”

On Saturday a coast path clean-up is taking place to clean the section from the Fun Ship to Mostyn dock. Meet at the Clocktower, Mostyn at 9.30am.

This event is part of a national coast path clean up taking place from April 27-29 to prepare for the official opening of the All Wales Coastal Path on May 5.

For details, call Judith Wright on 07717 495188 or email [email protected].