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Get paid to look after these stunning beauty spots this summer

The huge expanse of Caswell Bay on the Gower Penisula, seen from cliffs on the South Wales Coast Path

PEOPLE are being offered the chance to spend time at some of Swansea’s most scenic locations on spring and summer afternoons – and get paid for it.

Swansea Council is recruiting 13 seasonal Cleansing Operatives whose job it will be to help keep some of our most popular tourist spots spic and span in the spring and summer months.

The six-month stint runs from April to September, the busiest time of year for visits to places like Langland, Swansea Bay Caswell Bay and Port Eynon. Applicants need to get their bids in by February 21.

The beach cleaning initiative is on top of 16 seasonal workers also being recruited to work in our parks to keep them tidy too during the summer months.

The recruitment drive is part of Swansea Council’s commitment to keeping our city summer destinations clean and tidy for locals and visitors alike.

Cyril Anderson, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said everyone needs to play their part by putting litter in the bin or by taking it home with them.

“We’ve got some of the finest beauty spots in all of Wales and we want to keep them that way during the summer. The successful applicants will play their part while also being able to enjoy the scenery themselves as they work.

“The council is doing its bit to keep them clean by recruiting more staff to cover spring and summer evenings through the busy Easter to late summer period. But we want visitors to do the same, especially when they take disposable BBQ bins to the beach.

“Disposable BBQ bins can be a real safety risk to children, especially if people bury them in the sand. Whatever time of year it is, if you’re out and about don’t dump litter. Take it home with you.”

Apart from tackling litter, the summer recruits will also help clean the council’s growing network of Changing Places at places like Knab Rock and Rhossili and clear debris like sand and weeds from footpaths and roadsides.