County’s streets are cleanest in Wales

By County Echo Reporter in Environment

THE cleanliness of Pembrokeshire’s streets has been measured as being the best in Wales.

The annual independent ‘How Clean are our Streets’ study funded by the Welsh Government and carried out by Keep Wales Tidy, rates the cleanliness of Pembrokeshire’s streets at 82 points.

This is almost 13 points above the Welsh average score of 69.3 on their Cleanliness Indicator.

The survey, now in its 10th year, monitors the cleanliness of 3,000 streets across the Principality and notes an overall reduction in littering and dog fouling, with Pembrokeshire leading the way.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s head of environment and civil contingencies, Richard Brown, said this was a fantastic reflection on the work force who work so hard and with great dedication in all weathers. 

“It is also proof that despite significant reductions in funding, through the introduction of different working practices we have actually been able to improve standards,” he said.   

“We now operate a number of ‘Green Machines’ that are hand operated sweepers and fewer of the ride-on larger compact sweepers. 

“They give much better coverage of the pavement areas around street furniture and litter traps, and are some five times cheaper to buy.”

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