Litter pick to clean up town’s grottiest spots

CLEANING UP: McDonald's staff taking part in a previous litter pick.
CLEANING UP: McDonald's staff taking part in a previous litter pick.
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Some of Spalding’s worst grotspots will get a clean up thanks to volunteers from a fast food restaurant.

And residents are being asked to nominate areas most in need of the attention of the team of litter-pickers from the town’s McDonald’s.

The first of three summer sessions will be held on Monday, when a team of around ten volunteers will swing into action with their green sacks in the Low Fulney skate park area – one of the worst areas for litter.

McDonald’s manager Martin Roberts, in a letter to the Spalding Guardian (see page seven) said: “We, as a food establishment, know our packaging is disposed of incorrectly and we want to clean up the streets so locals and tourists have a great time in our town.

“I am hoping to find out where your readers think the litter hot spots are and to help keep them clean over the summer.”

The team will then target those areas in two more litter picks in the next couple of months.

The clean-up campaign, which involves McDonald’s staff across the country, has been welcomed by South Holland District Council portfolio holder for waaste management Roger Gambba-Jones.

He said the district council will soon be launching a campaign to recruit members of the community to work with streen cleansing teams to hold regular litter picks in their local areas.

He said: “We have such a small team of street cleansing staff to keep the whole of South Holland clean that we can’t do it without community help.

“We just need as many bodies as possible, who, after a simple briefing, can go out and clear up and improve the look of their area.

“The skate park has a reputation as one of the worst litter grot spots, so I welcome McDonald’s efforts to clean it up.”

Details of how to get involved in the council campaign will be revealed soon, but in the meantime contact the environmental services team on 01775 761161.

To nominate a hotspot for the McDonald’s team to focus on, contact one of the managers on 01775 713782.