Cymoedd join litter-picking project
A group of Cymoedd staff and learners from the Nantgarw campus joined forces today with employees from NHS Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) who are located on Treforest Industrial Estate, to carry out a litter pick along Heol Crochendy.
The initiative in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy follows an invitation to the college from NHS Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) seeking their support of the project to address the problem and improve the area where they work and learn.
The estate is extremely busy with people taking advantage of their lunchtime ‘to get their steps in’; maintaining their fitness and wellbeing. However, over the past months the employees have been disappointed to see the amount of roadside litter; and decided to take action, inviting organisations based on the estate to join them.
Michele Sehrawat, Head of Pharmacy Workforce Planning and Consultant Practice at HEIW said” It was very exciting to join forces with college staff and students on the litter pick. All our volunteers were keen to get outside, get active and felt it was time well spent when we left the area cleaner than we found it.
As public bodies, we are all well aware of our role in communities, to do what we can to make them more attractive and well-connected. We will be working to build momentum by getting other organisations around the estate on-board”.
Commenting on the litter-picking project, Karen James, Campus Director at Nantgarw campus said, “The College is grateful for the invitation to join the litter pick project, which will hopefully become a regular activity. It was good to meet up with staff, learners and representatives from organisations based on the estate to help tackle the litter. Working together we can make a difference in attempting to make the area a litter free zone”.
Thanking the volunteers, Rhondda Cynon Taf Project Officer for Keep Wales Tidy, Jessie Longstaff added” Thank you to everyone who took part in the litter pick along Heol Crochendy. It was great to see the volunteers, staff and students from Coleg y Cymoedd Nantgarw campus and NHS HEIW come to together and make a real difference to our environment. A big thank you to Frankie and Benny’s for the free coffee, definitely needed on such a cold day!”