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Calling all Flintshire Litter Heroes!

Published: 14/03/2023

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Join Spring Clean Cymru - 17 March to 2 April

Communities in Flintshire are being urged to join Spring Clean Cymru 2023 and help pick up the litter that blights our local environment.  

Flintshire County Council is working with Keep Wales Tidy to support Spring Clean Cymru. Together they are calling on individuals, families, community groups, schools and businesses to get involved between 17 March and 2 April. 

Last year’s campaign was the biggest ever, with an incredible 17,000 volunteers taking part in 364 clean-ups across the country. Keep Wales Tidy are hoping to beat this total and make 2023 their most successful spring clean yet. 

Councillor Dave Hughes, Cabinet Member for Streetscene and the Regional Transport Strategy said:

“This is a great opportunity to make a big difference in our local communities as litter continues to be an issue on the environment. 

I encourage anyone who wants to help, to get involved with the campaign and help Keep Flintshire Tidy.  You can share your Spring Clean pictures via to inspire others.”

Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Owen Derbyshire said:

“Our message this year is simple: even one bag can make a big difference. Whether you choose to clean up your own neighbourhood, your favourite beach, park or beauty spot - every piece of litter removed from the natural environment matters.

“Litter picking is also a fun, free activity that can benefit your health, wellbeing, and sense of pride in your community. So go grab a litter picker, get outdoors and show some love for Wales this spring.”

Spring Clean Cymru is part of Caru Cymru (a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’) – Keep Wales Tidy’ biggest ever initiative to eradicate litter and waste.

Caru Cymru has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

To take part in Spring Clean Cymru, visit the Keep Wales Tidy website:

Or contact officers in our Streetscene service by emailing: