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Big Spring Clean Llantrisant

Volunteers are being invited to join Llantrisant’s first Big Spring Clean of the common lands next month.

Organised by Llantrisant Town Trust and Keep Wales Tidy the community event will welcome residents and visitors to help litter pick some its favourite beauty spots.

The clean-up will take place on Sunday March 4 from 10am to 12pm.

Volunteers can turn up on the day and will be provided with all of the necessary equipment and safety wear for them to support the campaign.

Organiser Dean Powell, Clerk of Llantrisant Town Trust who own and manage the land on behalf of the Freemen of Llantrisant hoped plenty of people would support the event.

“We are all very proud of Llantrisant Common, its Graig and the Bill Wynt which not only draws tourists but is visited daily by local residents and walkers,” he said.

“Unfortunately not everyone respects the land as much as they do and flytipping is becoming a regular problem.

“It is incredibly frustrating to see such levels of rubbish dumped on the land as a fully functional recycling centre operates a short distance away.

“We hope plenty of volunteers will come and helps us on the day. Together we can make a real difference to clearing litter from the Common for benefit of all those who use it or drive through it every single day.

“And those more energetic volunteers are welcome to help us on the summit of the Billy Wynt – which will undoubtedly help to blow the Six Nations cobwebs away!”

The event is being held as part of the country-wide spring clean campaign organised by Keep Wales Tidy.

If you’re interested in taking part then meet at the cattle grid at the end of Heol Sarn as it crosses onto the Common on Sunday March 4 at 10am. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

For further details contact Dean Powell at dean@llantrisant.net