In the interest of keeping our staff and our volunteers safe, we closed our Keep Wales Tidy offices just over two weeks ago. I miss being with my team, the people we work with day in day out and the buzz and chatter of our office, but like many others I am adjusting to a new way of working.  I’ll not pretend it’s been easy, although I hugely appreciate being fortunate enough to have the advantage of a pleasant outlook into our garden and a new co-worker in my lovely dog Ruby.

For our amazing team of staff who are usually out and about, working with our volunteers, looking after our precious local environments and supporting our Eco-Schools programme, it is particularly difficult. However, they are now all safely at home working on creating helpful hints, tips and lessons to help you with your gardens, window-boxes and pots while you also stay safe at home. Watch here for our webinars and videos and follow us on social media for hints and tips. 

This week, we were due to begin an exciting new initiative, creating local places for nature – wildlife gardens, fruit gardens, food growing areas, designed to restore nature’s decline. As you will understand, social distancing and a ban on non-essential travel has meant that we have had to put this on hold for the time being. However, be assured that we will be back creating beautiful natural spaces where you can enjoy and where wildlife can flourish – just as soon as it is safe for us to do so.

As sad as we are not to be out and about creating beautiful spaces across our country, we fully support our Government’s advice to stay at home and to play our part in protecting the truly amazing frontline workers in the NHS and essential services at this time.

In the meantime, we will keep working behind the scenes for you, planning and developing new ideas for our environment. Ones that you can join us in delivering. 

We hope to see you all soon.

Neges gan ein Prif Swyddog Gweithredol