Caernarfon residents in litter-pick

Date: 16/04/2018


Following complaints by local residents in Caernarfon, members of Maesincla Eye Committee recently decided to get together to carry-out a litter-pick at a local playground. The team of volunteers were rewarded for their efforts with a tidy, litter-free playground for local children to enjoy safely.


Local Town Councillor and Committee member Maria Sarnaki, said: ‘We have a great little group here in Maesincla Eye, with the four of us councillors getting on well together and hopefully making a difference. We’d like now to carry out more tidy-ups and so help residents build on the community spirit and pride we have here in Maesincla’.


Local Town and County Councillor Cemlyn Williams said: “I would like to thank everyone who helped with this event and to Gwynedd’s Tidy Towns scheme for their support. Maesincla is a very pleasant place to live and grow-up in and we would like to keep it that way, so if anyone would like to help then please get in touch. We’d be more than happy to see you.”


Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Municipal matters, Councillor Gareth Griffiths added: “More than ever, local authorities need as much support and cooperation from residents as possible to carry out local environmental services.  Tidy Towns is crucial in this as it enables interested people to act on their wishes to improve their communities. I’d like to thank Maesincla Eye for their recent efforts to tidy up their community.”


Those taking part on the day from Maesincla Eye were: Maria Sarnaki, Cemlyn Williams, Dawn Lynne Jones, Sherryl Todd and Waynne Owen Humphreys. Maesincla Eye is a local tenants and residents group based at their centre on Ffordd Elidir, Maesincla in Caernarfon.


Those who discard litter in a public place are committing a crime. Anyone found guilty of littering in any public place could face a court summons and a fine of up to £2,500.


Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns scheme is funded by a Welsh Government grant which aims to improve Wales’ local environment.


For more information about Gwynedd Council's Tidy Towns scheme or if you would like to start your own community group contact the team on 01766 771000 or send an e-mail to if you’d like to request a community pack.


PHOTOGRAPH: Members of Maesincla Eye and local councillors who recently took part in the recent litter-pick