The nice weather has seen a rise in littering in the Amman Valley.

Young residents have been making the most of the sunshine by residing to a nearby river in Pwll Du, but they have been forgetting their rubbish which has left residents unhappy.

A nearby resident, who wished not to be named, told The Guardian: “I am heartbroken after seeing the state of the area which I used to use in the nice weather when I was younger.

“Last year I cleared up around four big black bags full of rubbish and it is just as bad this year.

“My friend who also lives near Pwll Du has been up there and cleared it up this year.

“The place is full of wrappers, empty crisp packets, pants, shoes, cider cans, towels, a dingy has been left in the river and empty bubble bath bottles which they are emptying into the river.

“I am not saying for the children not to use the facility.

“The weather has been lovely and I am aware that there is not much for children to do in the community but why not take a recycling bag or a black bag out with them and put all the rubbish in the bag and bring it back down with them.

“Parents need to know that this is happening and hopefully will encourage their children not to leave their litter on the ground.”

During a meeting held last month, Dyfed-Powys Police officers which govern the Quarter Bach area made the Anti-Social Behaviour at Pwll Du a priority follow reports of littering and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Pc Steve Morris said: “The meeting heard reports that there is a lot of rubbish left at Pwll Du, following Anti-Social Behaviour there during the hot weather.

“The meeting asked for increased patrols in the area to deter future Anti-Social Behaviour.

“We’ve agreed to get the Neighbourhood Policing Team to make targeted patrols to the area and deal robustly with any bad behaviour.

“If you have any information that can help officers us then I encourage you to contact me directly on, reporting via the 101 systems or speaking to Crime Stoppers Wales on 0800 555 111.”