Whitchurch PACT and McDonalds making a difference in Whitchurch
Whitchurch PACT has long championed for a clean and tidy Whitchurch, and a particular problem area is Longwood Drive, just off Coryton Roundabout. So they took action and long with the local McDonalds and other volunteer residents go out once a quarter to give it a good litter pick. Read what the group got up to at their latest pick:
COMMUNITY LITTER PICK
The weather was cold but it didn’t stop 16 volunteers coming together to litter pick Longwood Drive, Coryton.
Sadly this road is continually littered by vehicle owners that choose to discard their litter into our Nature reserve, even though there are bins.
Longwood Drive is used by car sharers, when they return to their vehicles many people choose to throw out their day’s lunch rubbish, cans, bottles, and even their used work boots and tabards, emptying their vans of their daily or weekly rubbish. Many who use the local outlets also do the same with their coffee cups or fast food packaging.
This band of volunteers collected 26 bags of rubbish, along with fly tipping included a printer, large metal pipe, car jack, a very large plastic bottle with some unknown solution and handles off a supermarket trolley. It also included a tabard and paper work with name and contact details, that person will be receiving some correspondence from a CCC Enforcement Officer.
Volunteers from the following groups made a difference to this area of Whitchurch; Keep Wales Tidy Litter Champions, Love Where you Live Litter Champions, Whitchurch Waste Warriors, McDonalds staff who organise the litter picks and Cardiff Council Street Cleansing team who also supported them.
McDonalds Coryton also work hard to keep the area clean, regularly litter picking the site and nearby roads to try and keep it as litter free as possible. They support the community picks with staff who volunteer to come in on their days off. After the pick all the volunteers who took part are also treated to a free cuppa!
McDonalds Coryton have also just installed a new bin, off their site and along Longwood Drive, which they empty daily, to try and encourage people to bin their rubbish rather than throw it. It’s only been there two weeks and is already making a difference to the local area.
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