A group of volunteers have been hard at work clearing the streets of litter and talking to residents advising them on council collection days.
They followed a route from Robin Hood Pub on Winsover Road to St John’s Road and were joined by Network Rail at St John’s Road Bridge to look at how to make progress there. Network Rail agreed they would clean the land they owned within 7-10 working days.
Volunteers continued down Green Lane and the neighbouring streets before cleaning behind the wall on St Thomas’s Road that is becoming known for litter problems.
Coun Jack McLean thought it wasn’t as big as last year’s ‘clean for the queen’ but it was a responsible team and organising was made much easier for it.
Coun Gary Taylor said: “It was encouraging to see residents and councillors working together to improve our environment. We spoke to residents who congratulated us on our efforts and some, we informed, not to put black bags and furniture out on the pavement when collections were not taking place.
“Progress was made; however there is clearly more work needed regarding educating people about not dropping litter and the need to encourage others to join our campaigns in order to improve our environment.”