Natural Beauty and Human Thoughtlessness


Wildflowers emerging on our waysides and verges can be a wonderful and uplifting sight. These lovely bluebells at the side of the Chapel Street to Cardiff Road footpath should be a case in point. Unfortunately, the scene is ruined by the thoughtless actions of the few people in our community that think they have a perfect right to fly tip anywhere and everywhere around our village.

If you are concerned about this sort of thing then the following piece from the website is well worth reading:-

LITTER, ITS IMPACT ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES Litter is not a small problem. Keep Britain Tidy wrote in a recent report that “litter is one of the first signs of social decay. If we don’t care about litter in the places where we live then we are unlikely to care about other environmental issues that negatively impact on our lives, our community and society”.

People should be proud of the areas that they live in. When an area has a litter problem, it is going to reduce or even destroy the pride that residents have in living there. When an area has a litter problem, its residents don’t want to spend time there, meaning an area become uncared for, community spirit suffers, and as a result people’s wellbeing and health suffer. It also means that residents worry about other problems associated with litter, such as economic impact, crime and anti-social behaviour.

Please let us know what you think about the litter situation in Troedyrhiw and the efforts of Neighbourhood Watch and others to tackle this problem.

We would be very grateful if residents would report this and other incidents of fly tipping to Merthyr Council.


About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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