Councillors, staff, Keep Wales Tidy volunteers and local businesses have come together to create a litter-free area in Talybridge.

As part of the Caru Cymru initiative to remove litter, a litter-free area scheme is encouraging businesses to adopt areas within their communities to keep them clear of litter.

McDonalds in Talybont, north Powys is one of the county’s first businesses to join the new Keep Wales Tidy scheme.

“Litter picking can transform an area, from one that looks bright to somewhere people can be proud of,” said Councillor Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for Greener Powys.

“Encouraging businesses and their staff to help keep the local areas clean, tidy and litter clear is part of the Caru Cymru initiative which aims to inspire everyone to take action and look after the environment.

“By working together to create a clean and safe environment, we can create stronger and healthier communities and make a big difference to the planet.

“Not only will it be a responsible business that takes litter seriously, but letting staff be involved in community projects will help boost productivity, staff morale and retention.

“We are very grateful for the support of Keep Wales Tidy volunteers who will be able to offer resources and help to those businesses involved and put public their status as a litter-free area.”