Penarth Town Council is appealing for volunteers to sign-up to take part in a town-wide litter clean-up on Saturday March 5th from 10:00 to 13:00 as part of a special trans-UK tidy-up in advance of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The operation is called “Clean for the Queen’. and will concentrate on what the council calls the local “grot-spots”.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Rosemary Cook says “I urge everyone to consider taking part in this event, enabling us to express pride in the beautiful town of Penarth and prepare for the Queen’s 90th birthday.”
The council will provide all the necessary litter-gathering equipment ; all that’s needed are the volunteers – the more the merrier.
The operation is in addition to the valuable work already regularly undertaken throughout the year by Penarth’s volunteer beach cleaners and Penarth Marina residents.
Volunteers can register to take part on the Penarth Town Council website where there’s an on-line form they can fill in on https://www.penarthtowncouncil.gov.uk/news/clean-for-the-queen/
Volunteers are being asked to pitch-up at Penarth Town Council’s HQ at West House at 9.30am on Saturday 5th March and will be tasked top carry out litter-picking and cleaning signage and graffiti throughout the Dingle Pathway and on to The Esplanade and Cliff Top.
Meanwhile the Friends of Dingle Park have also pointed out that there’s a lot of litter-clearing work to do in the North West of the town – particularly in the vicinity of the newly opened steps which lead up to Penarth Heights from Hill Terrace and Windsor Road.
Mr Robert Donaldson and the Friends of Dingle Park – who are largely responsible for having transformed out of all recognition what was once one of the most neglected parks in Penarth – are urging that the “Clean for the Queen” initiative should be extended to take in the Hill Terrace/Penarth Heights steps to rid that area of accumulated rubble and litter.
The opening of the new steps was originally reported by PDN in October 2015 (see PDN http://tinyurl.com/h3t6a4g)