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Wattstown’s little litter pickers get an Easter treat

Young people from Wattstown in Porth took part in a litter pick during a ‘blitz day’ organised by Trivallis’ neighbourhood manager in the area.

A blitz day is an opportunity for people from a community to work with Trivallis and partner organisations to clear up their estate.

Activities such as litter picks, jet washing and fixing fences were carried out as well as activities for the children.

Lee bounds Wattstown Kerry Bounds took part in the Blitz Day with her daughter, Demi. She said: “Events like this are great to get the community out and talking to each other. I’ve spoken to lots of friends I haven’t seen for ages. It means a lot to see everyone coming together to make a difference and clean the place up.

“Demi got involved in the litter pick around the estate; I think it’s so important to teach children from a young age that dropping rubbish is wrong and that there are consequences.”

Demi added: “My dad works for Trivallis and was jet washing here today. I felt proud seeing what he did, making the place look much cleaner for everyone to enjoy. I enjoyed doing the litter picks and getting some chocolate at the end.”

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council assisted Trivallis with the clearing of the area and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service came along with a fire truck, which the children could sit in and ask questions about.

Dwr Cymru was also on the estate to answer questions about works being undertaken in the area.

Trivallis’ money advice team were on hand to offer people tips on how to save money on things such as their gas and electric bills.

Luke Cooper Trivallis Sarah Dyer, Trivallis’ neighbourhood manager in the area, said: “I organised this event so Trivallis and its partners could come to the area and work with the people who live there to really make a difference.

“It’s a pretty quiet estate with lots of families, so it’s nice to see how great the level of community spirit is. The kids seemed to love it and over 30 residents came and got stuck in.”

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You can find out who your local Neighbourhood Manager is by visiting here: https://www.trivallis.co.uk/delivering-our-services

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