A village clean up has been hailed a success by community leaders.

A village clean up has been hailed a success by community leaders.

The action day in Brymbo organised by Councillor Paul Rogers and PCSO Robina Ahmed took place last Tuesday supported by over a dozen volunteers and by Wrexham Council's Environment department, as well as the Broughton Housing Estate office.

Fly tipping was collected from hot spot areas such as the field to the rear of Argoed and around the former Brymbo steelworks site.

Over twenty bags of litter were collected off Blast Road, a challenging area, due to steep embankments and overgrowth.

A litter pick also took place around the health clinic at Offa Street.

Local residents, businesses and community groups all stepped in to lend a hand.  Welsh Conservative Assembly Candidate for Clwyd South Simon Baynes also pitched in.

Brymbo Councillor Paul Rogers said he was pleased by the response.

"I am really pleased that we had support from residents and businesses for the event"

"The Council, Keep Wales Tidy and PCSO Ahmed also deserve credit for their support"

"In just a couple of hours we made a big difference to key areas."

"I am pleased we managed to clear fly tipping at Argoed as well as make a big difference on Blast Road and around the former steelworks site"

"There was great team spirit and we will be arranging another event in the near future to tackle other areas"

Welsh Conservative Assembly Candidate Simon Baynes said

"I was delighted to support the community action day in Brymbo and would like to congratulate Councillor Rogers, PCSO Robina Ahmed and everyone involved."

"Events such as these not only improve the local area but help raise awareness of problems associated with litter and fly tipping and the impact it has on communities"