CARMARTHENSHIRE is set to benefit from Welsh Government funding as John Griffiths, the Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport has announced £178,071 will be spent to keep communities across south west Wales tidy.

The funding will support 11 projects across the region, including Carmarthenshire, as part of the Tidy Towns initiative.

In total £2,202,748 will be spent on Wales to help communities improve their local area and tackle problems such as littering, fly tipping, dog fouling and vandalism.

The funding will help transform unused land such as nature reserves, community gardens, allotments and recreational areas that can be enjoyed by the entire community.

Mr Griffiths said: “We should all be able to feel proud of where we live but, unfortunately, problems such as fly tipping, dog fouling and littering can affect the way we feel about our local communities.

“I am therefore delighted to approve funding for 75 projects across the country and 11 in south west Wales that will help tackle such problems head on and improve the local environments and the lives of people living in our cities, towns and villages.”