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Mayor praises Town Tidy Team

Created on 12/01/2022 @ 10:51


A group of residents who have formed a team to clean up their community has been praised by the town’s Mayor.

Montgomery’s Town Tidy Team members spent considerable time over the Festive period sorting out hedges and pavements in the Tan y Mur and Bishops Castle Street area of the town.

A whopping 46 wheelbarrows full of debris, litter, weeds, glass bottles, hedge cuttings and ivy were collected by Rob Harper, David and Margaret Beddoes, and Mac Mackenzie (pictured), with a large chunk of it being composted or recycled.

Their efforts significantly widened the pavements to improve pedestrian safety. 

Mayor Jill Kibble said: “Thanks to all the Team who were out. The extra width to the footpath on a dangerous corner is a real safety bonus. They also cleared two drains - a stitch in time before any winter storms arrive.”

Cllr Harper, who organised the efforts, said: “Here's to a great 2022 and more projects to get involved with. Thanks to everyone who has supported us, encouraged us and helped out, both physically and also providing us with refreshments.

The “Town Tidy Team” grew out of the Town Council-organised street sweep and litter pick, and began tidying up the town centre of Montgomery back in September.

It has now become a team of volunteers who help out with litter picking, hedge cutting, and road and footpath clearing. So far they have cleared up the Town Hall area, Princes Street, Montgomery Church pathways, Chirbury Road, Arthur Street and Maldwyn Way, in addition to the recent efforts on the Tan-y-Mur footpath.

If you can spare an hour or two, the Team would gladly welcome your help and you can contact Cllr Harper via


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