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Minister sees Gower sunny side-up

Award-winning beaches on Gower have been sunny side up this week when Welsh Government Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn came to take a look around.

Hannah Blythyn AM - Gower AONB visit

The Minister met members of Swansea Council's AONB team as part of a visit to open a new 200m boardwalk at Port Eynon made of recycled plastic and the Gower Beach Sculpture Festival at Caswell Bay.

Mark Thomas, the council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said the visit was a brilliant opportunity for Gower to show itself off at its best at the start of the busy summer season.

He said: "The AONB partnership comprising of ourselves, the Welsh Government and local groups and organisations do terrific work to improve the look and feel of the area.

"We work really hard to encourage people to take their litter home with them after a day out. The boardwalk is a really apt way of demonstrating to people that if they recycle their plastic they're helping in the fight to free our oceans of litter and contributing to innovative ways of using them for the good of the environment.

"We've all seen the terrible things plastic can do to marine life on Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet programme. It doesn't need to be that way and the boardwalk through the dunes at Port Eynon proves by helping visitors get closer to nature and sending a strong environmental message at the same time."

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