PEMBROKESHIRE cleaned up in Monday's Tidy Wales Awards with three winners and one runner up.

The awards, run by Keep Wales Tidy recognise groups who work tirelessly improving their local area and honour the "unsung green heroes" whose volunteering has improved not only their local environment through reducing litter and protecting wildlife habitats but have also created links in communities, bringing people together and, in some instances, reducing the impact of poverty.

Milford Youth Matters won the Sustainable Futures Awards and the Outstanding Achievement Award for its partnership project Routes to Opportunity.

The project has established social enterprises including a café, bike workshop, allotment and woodwork shop, for young people to develop skills and become active members of the Milford Haven community.

Volunteer of the Year went to Vicky Pearson of Broad Haven.

Since moving to the village in April last year, litter champion Vicky has regularly cleaned Druidston beach single-handedly. She's spent a total of 133 hours removing litter from the shore collecting over 100 bags of rubbish.

Top of the Woods camping and Glamping in Boncath was the winner of the Green Key Award.

They were commended for using nature to inspire wellbeing and to promote green activities, installing solar panels and have committing to planting 2,000 trees on site.

Goodwick School also made the shortlist in the Eco-Schools in the Community award. The school was shortlisted for its working with the Sea Trust to highlight marine litter and waste issues.

This work included creating a plastic jelly fish exhibition seen by 1422 people over an eight month period, sharing the message with parents and family and holding beach cleans at Goodwick beach litter picks in and around the school.

"We are delighted as a school to be shortlisted for this prestigious award," said head teacher Jonathon Jones.

"Sustainability and caring for the environment has become an increasingly important part of our curriculum and my thanks go to our school Eco Council , parent-volunteers and pupils who have driven our activities and enrichment days that have led to this nomination."

Representatives from Pembrokeshire received their prizes at a prestigious award ceremony to in Cardiff on November 20, hosted by S4C presenter Sian Thomas and rugby champion, Tom Shanklin.

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy, said: "For more than 25 years, the Tidy Wales Awards has celebrated inspirational people of all ages taking part in a wide range of green initiatives, all with the common goal of making a difference in their communities.

"Congratulations to all the shortlisted volunteers, schools, businesses and organisations."