Dolgellau girls' group show community pride

Date: 15/08/2017
Marian Dolgellau

A total of 17 Brownies and seven helpers recently took part in a litter-pick on the Marian and adjacent areas of Dolgellau which followed another recent litter-pick which was enjoyed so much by the children that the organisers decided to run another session.

In total, 20 bags of rubbish were collected and later removed by Gwynedd Council’s Street Cleaning Team. The children were rewarded for their efforts with a drink and biscuits at the pavilion, together with much praise from all concerned.

Local Gwynedd Councillor Linda Morgan, who is also Ambassador for Girl Guiding in Meirionnydd, and who helped during the morning, said: “It was great to get everyone together to improve our local environment. The community pride was very evident from all the children and volunteers and leaders taking part in clearing up this beautiful part of the town.

“On behalf of the parents I’d like to thank all the leaders and volunteers, and also June Jones for organising the event. Thanks also to Tidy Towns for supplying the equipment and to Gwynedd Council for removing the bags.”

Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Cabinet Member, Councillor Gareth Wyn Griffith, noted: “Here is another example of local community pride in action. Dolgellau Brownies are clearly motivated and committed to improving their local environment and their enthusiasm is clear to see.”

The Council’s Tidy Towns Officer, Jonathan Neale, added: “It’s great to see such enthusiasm for cleaning up this wonderful part of Dolgellau. The Brownies are obviously getting into tidying up their town and well done to them for that. It’s a wonderful example of community pride in action from some of our youngest residents. Tidy Towns is proud to support the Brownies with their impressive efforts.”

The equipment for the Brownies’ litter-pick was supplied by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns scheme, which is funded by a Welsh Government grant and aims to empower communities to improve the local environment.

Anyone found guilty of littering in any public place could face a court summons and a fine of up to £2,500. To report any instances of fly-tipping, contact Gwynedd Council’s street enforcement team on 01766 771000.

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