THE streets of Caernarfon affected by littering and fly-tipping have been cleaned up thanks to a project set up by Gwynedd Council

Residents living on the Tanrallt side of Margaret Street in Caernarfon have benefited from the Tidy Towns project which helped clear up an overgrown area which was full of litter and fly-tipped items.

The scheme is one of a number of annual Gwynedd Council Tidy Towns projects aimed at tidying up rundown areas and help cut down on further fly-tipping, littering and other anti-social behaviour.

Town Councillor Maria Sarnacki thanked the Council for their involvement in the community.

"Tidy Towns has enabled us to do this and I thank them and Gwynedd Council for their input here.” she said.

“This area of Caernarfon is a busy link between Twthill and the residential areas along Llanberis Road, and so it gets high pedestrian usage.

"This access brings with it problems of litter and fly-tipping and therefore it’s important to keep on top of it."

Gwynedd Council’s Highways and Municipal Cabinet Member, Councillor Gareth Wyn Griffith, added: “This site is where the beautiful Cadnant Valley reaches Caernarfon and so any amount of rubbish and litter spoils the whole area, especially for its residents.

"I’d like to thank Tidy Towns for its help in tackling a problem that would otherwise not have been as easy to deal with.”

Anyone found guilty of littering in any public place could face a court summons and a fine of up to £2,500.