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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Busy Tidy Town Team clocks up 400 hours' work in 2023


* Members of Llangollen Tidy Town Team enjoy their annual Christmas dinner at the Sun Trevor last year. 

Llangollen Tidy Town Team clocked up over 400 hours of voluntary effort during 2023.

In the latest annual report of the organisation, which was founded in 2006, its co-ordinator David Davies gives a full run-down of the packed programme of work undertaken by its dedicated band of volunteers during the year. 

He reports: "Our meetings continue, at least once a month, with a mixture of 'regular' duties, winding down of a long-term project and adding some new tasks this year.

"To our regular maintenance duties in the town  square of litter picking, leaf sweeping and garden tidying we again added Christmas tree 'planting' and removal. Unfortunately, a number of the grasses planted on the bank area have died and a major replanting needs consideration.

"We finalised our main involvement in the St John’s Wood area project, in which we have participated during the past five years, with the planting of over twenty fruit trees. An annual keep-it-tidy maintenance visit is now on our schedule.

"Our assistance was in evidence at the very successful Garden Railway event and in traffic and lights management duties at the ever increasing popular Llangollen Christmas Festival."

* Some of the 21 sacks of rubbish collected recently by the Tidy Town Team in the area between the surgery and Wenffrwd Nature Reserve. Also retrieved were a lead pipe, a car wheel and bumper and a road sign stand.

He adds: "During the year we undertook a litter clear of the Aldi car park. Home Bargains were appreciative but Aldi were noticeable by their total lack of response and any effort to keep it tidy. 

"On call-out, we were pleased to assist the museum in relocating items to other storage following their unfortunate flooding. New funding recently announced now enables them to undertake the necessary substantial roof repairs.

"We met with enthusiasm the challenge that the Bowling Club at the RAFA provided us with substantially reducing the height of their hedge along the canal side. This required manual effort of a full team and 'treaders' to compress the contents of an overfull large skip.

"Finally, a big thank you for some funds donated from the Llangollen and District Gardening Club, following their sad closure, and from the Spar and Kenrick Motors during the year. This all helps keeping us working, clocking up over 400 hours of voluntary effort during this year, trying to keep Llangollen a Tidy Town to the benefit of residents and visitors."

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