[:en]Community groups, schools and organisations who have gone the extra mile to improve their local environment will be celebrated at next month’s Tidy Wales Awards.
Supported by the Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales, the Tidy Wales Awards recognises groups who work tirelessly to make Wales a better place.
These unsung green heroes have inspirational stories to tell of how their volunteering has improved not only their local environment through reducing litter and protecting wildlife habitats but have also created links in communities, bringing people together and, in some instances, reducing the impact of poverty.
The shortlisted three groups for each category will be invited to attend a prestigious award ceremony to be held in Cardiff on 27 April 2015, hosted by S4C presenter Sian Thomas and rugby champion, Tom Shanklin.
Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources said:
“Clean, safe, communities benefit everyone. Everybody has a part to play in looking after their local environments so that they are conserved and enhanced for future generations. The groups shortlisted for this year’s Tidy Wales Awards are all worthy finalists that have improved the quality of life for people in their communities.[:]