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Community litter-picks are praised

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 22, 2012

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COMMUNITY spirit is alive and kicking in Gorseinon, as members of one Swansea Council project are proving every week.

If you should find yourself in the town's Argyle Gardens on a Tuesday afternoon you may encounter a group of volunteers clearing the park of litter.

The weekly efforts of members of social services' Gorseinon Social Development Service, have won the respect of the community and the local town council.

Sheila O'Sullivan, who manages the service for adults with learning difficulties, said: "We are a small, personal, locally- based service which means that everything we do with our service users links into their own local community.

"When we do the litter-pick we often get people telling our volunteers we are doing a great job."

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  • gengis  |  November 22 2012, 11:45PM

    Surely the Gorseinon Community and the local town council should be taking steps to stop dog owners allowing their animals to defecate in the streets and also to train people not to throw away litter but use bins. It could be a cleaner, nicer area if the locals took pride in their community instead of acting like savages and expecting others (paid or otherwise) to clean up their filth after them

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  • chopsyfox  |  November 22 2012, 8:58PM

    The Gorseinon Community and the local town council must be very pleased with all the efforts being put in to the community by Gorseinon Social Development Service - a service for adults with learning difficulties. The Streets of Gorseinon are littered with rubbish from all the fast food shops, not to mention from the contents of residents black bin bags that regularly are damaged, resulting in the contents of the bins remaining spilt all over the Roads of Gorseinon. It is not uncommon to walk the Streets of Gorseinon after a Friday or Saturday night and have to dodge the pools of vomit. Jump over partially eaten trays of Keebab's and piles - YES PILES of Dog mess. It is really lovely to see the enthusiasm and spirit that "The team" radiates whilst they are out and about enjoying themselves and helping to clean up the streets of their community at the same time. It certainly goes to show that it is the small guestures that count the most! The Gorseinon Community and the local town council, should be proud with the efforts each individual puts in to improve the Health and Welfare of their community. With all this extra cleaning up that is being carried out by these volunteers, at no extra cost to the Council. Surely the council can then get their PAID employees to clean up the repulsive amount of dog mess that litters our streets and puts everyone at risk of illness and/or disease. There really is a significant problem with the amount of dog mess that can be found around the streets of Gorseinon. Its shocking to think that there are that many local residents who obviously dont give a sh!£ about their community, Sheila O'Sullivan must be proud of how well everyone appears to work as a team and together they are doing an amazing job! Well Done Gorseinon Social Development Service!! Keep up the good work!! xx

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