Mold Spring Clean 2015

1.Staff from P&A Group in Mold joined mascot Springy in the big Spring Clean

1. Staff from P&A Group in Mold joined mascot Springy in the big Spring Clean

The award-winning Mold Spring Clean took place over four days at the end of March and despite the awful weather more than 650 volunteers helped Springy, the Mold Spring Clean mascot, to make Mold spick and span ready for the summer. The community event, now in its seventh year, attracts wide spread support from residents, schools, businesses and local organizations. Volunteers armed with bin bags, litter pickers and high-viz jackets collected over 200 bags of rubbish resulting in about 70% of the town being litter picked.

‘Grot spots’ were cleared up in different areas of the town and North Wales Community Payback scheme helped to tackle two particularly bad areas which had sadly been subject to fly tipping. Mold Spring Clean is helped through a grant from the Welsh Government Tidy Towns Fund and it has once again been shortlisted for a Keep Wales Tidy award.

Members of Cittaslow Mold working with Keep Wales Tidy and Cais the drug and alcohol treatment team have renovated the Cemetery field and path in Mold, planted hedges and wild flowers, and added fruit trees to the Memorial Orchard. The Tesco carrier bag levy helped to fund this community action.

Dave Hill, Mold Town Manager said, “I’m really pleased by the number of businesses that support the town, through their involvement with community initiatives. Many people have commented that Mold overall was much cleaner than in previous years – we’ve put this down to the fact that the Spring Clean is now in its seventh year and we had cleared away the legacy of previous years of neglect, but more importantly, the community itself is taking greater pride in the Town and not dropping as much litter.”

In 2014 Mold was awarded the Best Kept Community in Flintshire Award for towns over 5000 people and Mold spring Clean contributed to this achievement.

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