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Caru Tregaron project launched

TREGARON TOWN COUNCIL and Ceredigion County Council have teamed up to enhance the town’s street scene as part of a Caru Tregaron project.

The Town Council have recently employed a person to undertake street cleaning and associated activities which supports and complements the work undertaken by the County Council. The County Council are providing some equipment, consumables and training, as well as making arrangements for the collection and disposal of waste materials collected, as part of this pilot project.

Councillor David Bennett, the Chairman of the Town Council, commented, “We are very pleased to be working with the County Council on this Caru Tregaron project as it demonstrates that working in a meaningful partnership we can achieve much more than we would individually”.

Ceredigion County Councillor for Tregaron, Councillor Catherine Hughes, said: “The people of Tregaron are especially and rightly proud of their town. It is hoped that through this project and having a greater and more visible local involvement will help further promote positive behaviours in terms of dealing with waste responsibly and keeping the town looking at its very best.”

The Caru Tregaron project is being developed as part of the wider Caru Ceredigion. Caru Ceredigion encourages local communities to get proactively and positively involved in issues and concerns which are important to them.

Councillor Ray Quant, Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet Member for Technical Services, commented: “We are very fortunate in Ceredigion that most people who live and visit the County value and respect the local environment. As a result the prevalence of enviro-crimes such as littering and fly tipping is relatively low.

“However, we are not resting on our laurels, to maintain and develop on this, the County Council is very eager to work with partners and develop relationships which are mutually beneficial such as the one we’re embarking on in Tregaron with the Town Council.”

Any other Town or Community Council, organisations or individuals who would like to similarly get involved in a Caru Ceredigion project, please contact the County Council’s Technical Services on 01545 572 572 or e-mail Technical.Services@ceredigion.gov.uk