Thursday, 20 August 2009

Tidy Towns environmental boost in Criccieth

The local environment in Criccieth has been improved thanks to a cash boost by Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns scheme.

The Council is offering grants to community groups and societies to improve the natural environment by organising events, undertaking projects and purchasing equipment.

Criccieth in Bloom made a successful application for funding to replace its stock of ageing planters, to provide four smart new Royal Horticultural Society approved “self-watering” planters and to carry out improvements in the group’s conservation area.

Aileen Brown,
Criccieth in Bloom Treasurer and Founder Member, said: “We had wanted this type of planter for a number of years, as were very envious of those in other towns. Our barrels were rotting and we were in despair, but of course Gwynedd Council and Tidy Towns came to the rescue so we can have a wonderful show again for Criccieth.”

The Tidy Towns grant has been made possible by funding from the Welsh Assembly Government’s environmental improvement programme and Gwynedd Council is working in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy.

The aim of the programme is to support environmental projects such as litter picking and eradicating intrusive weeds, making public spaces more pleasant, planting flowers, improving access and creating nature gardens.

Gwynedd Council’s Tidy Towns Officer will have a vital role in protecting and improving the quality of our local environment.


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