* Members of the Tidy Town Team at work near the museum.
A band of dedicated volunteers from Llangollen Tidy Town Team put in a total of 690 hours of unpaid work last year, ranging from litter picking to painting.
The facts about the team’s activities during a busy 2014 are revealed in the latest annual report of the organisation, which was formed in 2006 and currently has a membership of 20 plus a couple of would-be volunteers on a waiting list.
Co-ordinator David Davies says in the report: “Litter clearing activities continue with Dinas Bran Castle Hill, the roadside along by the `Hawthorn’ sculpture, along the Panorama, the sports fields, the wharf area and canalside being annual work locations.
“We also applied our `gardening’ skills to the much-overgrown area in the town centre between the Tourist Information Centre and Town Hall and continued vegetation thinning in Riverside Gardens, our sixth year of so doing. Here we also repaired a picnic table and supplied and installed another new table.
“In Riverside Park we painted railings and carried out some renovation and cleaning of the mini-golf area before releasing our energy on some more Himalayan Balsam.
“We continue to assist at the Rotary Fete and at Christmas erect the town Christmas tree and have a considerable presence on the town Christmas festival day.
“Our efforts have been acknowledged by a Llangollen Civic Society Award this year for `considerable contribution to the appearance of the Town.’
Mr Davies adds: “A big thank you to all our supporters during the year including Llangollen Town Council, Denbighshire County Council, Keep Wales Tidy, Vale of Llangollen Golf Club, Horse Drawn Boats, the Spar Supermarket (Blakemore Foundation) and Kenrick Motors.
“Finally thank you to the members of the team for their 690 hours of voluntary work during the year.”
Llangollen county councillor Stuart Davies said: “I’d like to pass on to the team my congratulations for a job well done. I applaud them.”