A play area in Brynsiencyn has had a new lease of life thanks to a community litter-pick organised by the village’s Police Community Support Officer.
PCSO Arwel Hughes arranged for Year Five and Six pupils from Ysgol Brynsiencyn, along with their headteacher and a representative from Keep Wales Tidy, to help clear the local play area on Tuesday (16th March).
PCSO Hughes said: “I realised there was a problem with litter in the park which made it look untidy so I decided to arrange a litter-pick. Not only was the area neglected but the litter also posed a possible danger to the children using the park.
“I approached the school to ask if they wanted to assist with the clear-up and they were more than happy to help us.
“With the help of Keep Wales Tidy we also spoke to the children about the importance of keeping their environment clean and tidy; and the possible consequences that litter can have on wildlife.
He added: “On behalf of North Wales Police and Keep Wales Tidy we wish to thank them for their hard work. The day was a great success.”
Prior to the litter-pick the children were given a brief presentation by PCSO Hughes and Gareth Owen from Keep Wales Tidy regarding their roles and they were also spoken to regarding the awareness of the possible dangers associated with litter.
Mr Arwel Wyn Owen, headteacher of Ysgol Brynsiencyn said: “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we are really pleased that we were asked to take part.
“As part of their class work they often discuss the importance of their environment and yesterday’s litter-pick has had a real effect on them, and they have shown great enthusiasm in taking part with similar projects.
“As a school we have excellent contact with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team, PCSO Hughes and PC Ron Owen, and we look forward in assisting them with other projects in the future.”