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Cllrs shock at extent of litter problem

Created on 12/03/2018 @ 09:57
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As the town launches its Keep Welshpool Tidy Week, one town councillor has spoken out about the extent of the litter problem after a ‘pick’.

Councillors Heather Chave and Nicola Morris spent Sunday picking up litter along a small stretch of the bypass, and were shocked to discover the amount of rubbish left along the road.

“We picked four big bags full of rubbish in just a short stretch of the bypass which is not good at all,” said Cllr Chave.

“There was all sorts like broken car bits and a lot of plastic wrapping off lorry loads. We are also going to try and speak to the factories about the people walking home with drinks as there were lots of bottles and plastic cups.

“We picked up an awful lot of rubbish from such a small stretch of road that it now worries me about the state of the verges alongside motorways and busy roads across the country.”

Cllr Chave said that official litter picks are planned as part of the Town Council’s Keep Welshpool Tidy Week over the coming days within the confines of the 30mph speed limit, but added that some people will organise their own litter picks on the access roads into the town.

If you want to get involved in keeping the town tidy this week, contact the Town Council and register your interest to find out what’s happening, when and where.


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