AN APPEAL has been launched by a Llanddulas community group for volunteer to help clean the village by collecting litter.

Llanddulas residents have started a litter picking group to help clean up the streets, beaches, and woodlands, and have called it Spick ‘n Span Llan. It was formed was formed by resident Joe O’Hara, in response to seeing an increasing amount of rubbish around the village. But more members are needed.

The group, which currently has 12 members aged between 30 and 85 years old, is split into teams of two. Each team is given a route to pick and asked to drop their collections with Joe ahead of the four weekly bin collection.

Although Spick 'n Span Llan has only been going three months, the volunteers have collectively picked more than 45 bags of rubbish. In addition to picking their usual routes, the team also organises one off work parties for problem areas and works alongside Conwy County Borough Council to tackle fly-tipping.

Joe has successfully applied for funding from Llanddulas community council for litter picking kits, including grabbers, hoops, high vis vests, and bags.

Joe said: “These kits have everything we need to make sure the village is kept clean and tidy. What we need now is for more volunteers and for people to throw their rubbish in bins instead of out of the car window or into the hedgerows.”

Potential volunteers should contact Joe on