News that Narberth has been judged Britain’s cleanest town has been welcomed by the community’s County Councillor.
Vic Dennis, who represents Narberth on Pembrokeshire County Council, said: “I am delighted for all the residents of Narberth who will be very proud to know that their town has been recognised for its cleanliness.
“I immediately assumed it was recognition for our hard working and popular street cleaner who definitely is the best in Britain!
“We have been supported by the Welsh Government in developing many active travel routes around town and we have just started building the multi-user route from Narberth right out to Blackpool Mill and Bluestone.
“Eventually, it will provide a safer route for walkers, wheelchair users, mobility scooters, cyclists and horse riders.
“If we can get the whole of the community to make the short journeys in town on foot or by cycling it would all contribute to better air quality.”
Councillor Dennis went on: “Pembrokeshire County Council is about to completely update its recycling and waste collections and I am already getting positive messages of support from residents who want to recycle more and make a big difference to the environment.
“We have had a very active Plastic Free Narberth organisation that has encouraged business to make three pledges to reduce plastic in Narberth.
“I regularly join local volunteers who help to keep our town tidy, with litter picks around town and on the approach roads each month.
“This latest commendation proves that Narberth is an excellent place to grow up, live, work, shop and somewhere very special to visit.”
The County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, Public Protection and the Welsh Language, Cris Tomos, said:" This is a fantastic recognition for Narberth and demonstrates how hard local people and Council staff are working to ensure the cleanest environmental standards for the inhabitants and visitors.
“I wish to congratulate all who have contributed to achieving the top scores for Narberth.”
Narberth was named Britain’s cleanest town in The Clean Britain Report based on a number of factors to determine the best and worst-performing towns.
The rankings are defined by:
• tonnage of recyclable waste received at local collection centres
• air quality measured in units of PM2.5 (particulate matter in micrograms per cubic metre of air) – which includes emissions from vehicle exhausts, burns, industry and agriculture
• water quality, measured on how potable and safe from contamination it is from outside sources per number of bodies of water in the borough
• the number of social media posts published containing relevant keywords like climate change, eco-friendly, sustainability, green, and more.
For more details on The Clean Britain report, click on: https://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/blog/clean-britain-report
Narberth Town Hall.