Llanelli’s MP Nia Griffith and AM Lee Waters visited Tycroes last weekend for a litter pick with local councillor Tina Higgins and volunteers from Keep Wales Tidy.

Over 15 volunteers braved the weekend downpours to help clear up the Tycroes area on Saturday, February 3.

The amount of litter on the streets has been a serious and growing problem for people in Llanelli, but the voluntary efforts of groups like Keep Wales Tidy and the work of councillors like Tina Higgins to improve rubbish collection services is making an impact.

At the litter pick, Nia Griffith MP said: “It’s good to be here in Tycroes picking litter, but there’s a lot less litter here than in many other places, and that’s thanks to Cllr Tina Higgins for the work she’s doing in getting more bins and getting the bins emptied regularly.”

Lee Waters AM added: “This is one of our regular monthly litter picks.

"We’re in Tycroes this week, and we’ve made quite a dent – the bags are pretty heavy and full.

“Litter clearly is a problem right across the area. We need to take responsibility for what we do and get the Council onto what we can’t pick up.”

Cllr Tina Higgins thanked everybody who’s come along to help with the litter pick in the village.

“We’ve collected a fair bit of rubbish today, and hopefully after this the village will be kept clean and tidy," added Cllr Higgins.