Less Litter On Conwy's Streets 2019/20

Less Litter On Conwy's Streets 2019/20

Saturday 19th Sep 2020

Conwy’s streets continue to improve in cleanliness with a reduction in litter, according to the All Wales Annual LEAMS Report 2019/20 published by Keep Wales Tidy.

At 72.6 Conwy’s ‘Cleanliness Indicator’ is higher than the Wales average and is the highest figure recorded for Conwy since 2008/2009.

There has been an increase in A graded streets – 10.3%, the highest percentage of streets with no litter or refuse in Conwy since the survey began in 2007-08.

95.2% of streets were graded B or above, slightly down on last year’s figure.

Disappointingly, 7 streets (4.8%) were recorded as C grade.

For a third year, no D grade streets were recorded in the county, which is very positive.

Cllr Greg Robbins, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation said: "I’m pleased that Conwy has performed well in this survey again – clean streets are important to us and to our residents, businesses and visitors.

“I’d like to thank the Open Spaces team for all their hard work, and also the residents and visitors who dispose of their litter responsibly. It’s working together that has achieved these results.

While the results show that general litter is down, litter from individuals continues to be the most prevalent of all litter sources and that’s disappointing. To the people who are not being respectful of where we live – PLEASE put your litter in a bin or take it home with you, like everyone else.”

Smoking related litter continues to be the most common type of litter found on the streets in Wales. This is the case in Conwy with smoking related litter found on 69.9% of streets surveyed.