Almost £70,000 of Welsh Government cash is to be awarded to several projects in Caerphilly County Borough.
The funding, totalling £68,200, is being made through the Tidy Town’s initiative.
The projects include:
• £10,000 which will allow the council to undertake environmental improvement campaigns with 23 primary schools
• £5,600 for the development of enviro-art murals in areas of Abertridwr where graffiti has previously been identified as an issue
• £52,600 to landscape and enhance the infrastructure at the public area in Lansbury Park, Caerphilly town.
Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services, said: “We were pleased to welcome colleagues from Welsh Government to the county borough recently to take a look at some of the environmental improvement works we are undertaking. The feedback is that they were very impressed with the ongoing work we are doing to help make our area an even cleaner, greener place.
“The funding we have received through the Tidy Towns initiative will allow us to build upon this positive work to date, and make further environmental improvements which will be of benefit to many communities across Caerphilly County Borough.”
Tidy Towns is a Welsh Government initiative which aims to improve the quality of the local environment through community involvement.
Projects that have previously benefited from the scheme include the National Mining Memorial in Senghenydd.