Jumbo-sized clean-up puts some pride in South Holland

Coun 'Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for waste management.
Coun 'Roger Gambba-Jones, South Holland District Council portfolio holder for waste management.
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A purge of litter and fly-tipping across South Holland has cleared up more than 200 tonnes of rubbish – the equivalent of 30 adult elephants.

Footpaths, alleyways, pavements and verges have all been blitzed by a dedicated street sweeping team as part of the Pride in South Holland campaign.

Among the items discovered by South Holland District Council workers have been car tyres, bags of household rubbish and even a bath.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for waste management, said: “The Pride in South Holland campaign has made a positive and noticeable impact across the district and we are working hard to prevent fly-tipping and littering.

“Our environmental enforcement officer has been very busy familiarising himself with the South Holland area and dealing with our hotspots.

“As a result, the number of reported fly-tipping incidents in December was half what we expected.”

Pride in South Holland was launched last year to target eyesore sites across the district, with the former Bull and Monkie pub in Spalding cleaned up last November.

Other sites being actively targeted include the former Red Cow Hotel in Donington, the Manor House in Crowland, Railway Bridge in Long Sutton, a derelict house in Main Road, Holbeach St Marks, and Chatterton Water Tower in Spalding.

Coun Gambba-Jones said: “Our Pride in South Holland campaign is not just about Spalding - it is about all areas of South Holland that suffer from the blight of littering, fly tipping and untidy sites.

“We get a lot of good and positive feedback from people who tell us that they like what we are doing.”

To report fly-tipping, call 01775 761161.