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Finalists announced for Tidy Wales Awards 2017

Keep Wales Tidy, a leading environmental charity, is delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists for the Tidy Wales Awards 2017 which recognise groups who work tirelessly improving their local area.

These unsung green heroes throughout Wales 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 Tidy Wales Awards are supported by Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies. Viridor’s Managing Director Phil Piddington said the company and Keep Wales Tidy were both committed to encouraging the public to put the right stuff in the right bin.

He said: “This message is key not only to the Keep Wales Tidy mission but also Viridor’s commitment to encourage residents to recycle all that they can so that the waste which remains, that which cannot be recycled, is transformed into low carbon energy.

“We look forward to joining the charity in celebrating the work of the inspirational Welsh people who work tirelessly to improve their local environment.”

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy, said:

“For more than 25 years, the Tidy Wales Awards has celebrated inspirational people of all ages taking part in a wide range of green initiatives, all with the common goal of making a difference in their communities. Congratulations to all the shortlisted volunteers, schools, businesses and organisations. We look forward to seeing you at the Awards ceremony and best of luck.”

The shortlisted three groups for each category will be invited to attend a prestigious award ceremony to be held in Cardiff on 20 November 2017, hosted by S4C presenter Sian Thomas and rugby champion, Tom Shanklin.


Category Sponsor Finalists
River and Coast Award

Dwr Cymru

Groundwork Wales
Wildlife Watch Litter Pickers
Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association
Sustainable Futures Award  
Milford Youth Matters
Food Swansea Project/Discovery SVS
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Eco-Schools in the Community Award  

Helping Hand Environmental

Fochriw Primary School
Cwmclydach Primary School
Ysgol Wdig School
Green Key Award  
DS Smith
North Wales Tourism Centre
Adcote House
Top of the Woods
Biodiversity Award  
John Lewis
Friends of Henllys LNR
Green Days Innovate Trust
Coed Y Bont
Cleaner Communities Award  

Brecon Carreg

Keep Roath Tidy
Keep Splott Tidy
Community Transformation Award  

Bouygues UK

Pride in Pill
Carun Pentref/Love our Village
3Gs Mens Group
Volunteer of the Year Award  

Western Power Distribution

Nigel Barry
Wayne Dixon & Koda
Vicky Pearson
Wales’ Best Unstaffed Station  

Arriva Trains Wales

Chirk Station
Caersws Station
Borth Station
Wales’ Best Staffed Station Arriva Trains Wales Prestatyn

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