Litter pickers go to war on rubbish

Some of the group who took part in the first litter blitz in Spalding.

Some of the group who took part in the first litter blitz in Spalding.

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Thirteen bags of rubbish and an armchair were removed from areas covered in the first South Holland District Council litter blitz.

The series of seven litter-picks across the district began in Spalding on Sunday in soggy conditions.

The skate park and Fulney Avenue areas were cleaned up by a mixture of volunteers and district council staff and councillors.

And there was a £25 voucher prize for one young volunteer on the day.

Litter Blitz is a project by the district council’s Environmental Services team.

Waste and recycling support officer Laura Simpkins said: “Thirteen bags of rubbish and an armchair was certainly a successful start to the campaign, despite the weather.

“The idea behind this campaign is that areas across the district are blitzed by the community and hopefully they will stay that way – nobody wants to live, work or spend leisure time in untidy areas.

“Anyone is invited to come along on the day and help out. We’ll supply the equipment.”

Another litter-pick was held at Memorial Park, Sutton Bridge on Tuesday and more are planned for next week to coincide with schools’ half-term holidays.

They are: Monday – Flinders Park, Donington 1pm; Tuesday – Cinder Ash Park, Long Sutton 1pm; Wednesday – Snowden Field, Crowland 10am; Thursday – Monks House Lane Field, Spalding 2pm; Saturday, October 26: Carter’s Park, Holbeach 10am.

There are vouchers to be won at each venue.