CHILDREN from a Penrhyndeudraeth primary school took part in a combined anti-litter and dog fouling campaign.

The children, who were involved in the school’s environmental group Clwb Eco, had written to Gwynedd Council to ask for assistance in tackling the issues after becoming concerned by the amount of rubbish and dog mess in their community.

The council’s tidy towns officer, Jonathan Neale, liaised with the school and the pupils decided to take part in a Tidy Towns campaign to raise awareness of the problems.

As part of the campaign the children created pictures, which gave a voice to their concerns and display the environmental messages in a colourful and imaginative way.

Cllr Gareth Thomas, who represents the area on Gwynedd Council, said: “Penrhyndeudraeth has some great areas for children to play in, but these areas are often spoiled by litter and dog fouling, which is a great shame. I would like to thank the children at Ysgol Cefn Coch for grasping the initiative with their campaign to improve the community and I look forward to seeing the signs up around the village.”

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