On the 27th November, Llanrumney Greggs sponsored its first community litter pick and it was great! Three members of the Greggs team came out from behind the counter on a cold but sunny morning, and joined 6 community volunteers, as well as the wonderful eco committee from St. Cadoc’s Primary School. 13 young people joined, along with 3 teachers to help clean up the local area.
It was a lovely couple of hours, and we managed to clear 24 bags of litter from the area surrounding Countisbury area, making it look shiny and new. Everyone had a great time and it was lovely to see everyone working together. Local residents were very positive about the pick and the kids received lots of compliments about what a great job they did.
At the end, we all headed back to Greggs for a free cuppa to celebrate the morning’s success, with the kids all having a well-deserved hot chocolate, and the rest of us on the coffee. Customers came over to give their thanks and many said they would love to join us on the next one.
One volunteer was so pleased with the litter pick that she has signed up to become a Litter Champ with our partners Keep Wales Tidy. She absolutely loved being out and meeting people, as well as knowing the difference it makes to the look and feel of the area. She can’t wait to get more involved!
As well as hosting the litter pick, which we hope to do again in the New Year, Greggs have also sponsored a litterbin just outside their store to encourage people to continue to keep Llanrumney clean.
St Cadoc’s Primary are also going to be out and about again soon and are committed to keeping their school and local environment green, tidy and energy efficient. The Love Where You Live team, and our recycling team will also be holding a workshop in the school to get more of the kids and their parents engaged.