An area of Spalding town centre which had become a litter hotspot is looking much cleaner, thanks to two South Holland councillors.
Couns Anthony Casson and Jack McLean, pictured near Abbey Path, decided to take matters into their own hands after receiving complaints from residents that the area surrounding Gore Lane was consistently full of rubbish.
Cleaning up litter is short tern solution – we want to make people aware that it shouldn’t be dropped on the streets in the first place.Coun Anthony Casson
Armed with litter pickers they got to work on Monday clearing up litter including beer cans, bottles, crisp packets and takeaway food packaging.
The pair managed to fill five bags of litter and the work was carried out as part of South Holland District Council’s successful Pride in South Holland campaign.
Coun Casson said: “This area seems to be becoming a litter hotspot and a lot of people are getting fed up with the situation. Cleaning up the litter is short term solution – we want to make people aware that it shouldn’t be dropped on the streets in the first place.”
Coun McLean, who has recently started the ‘Spotless Spalding’ litter clean-up group, added: “This was also a good chance for us to see the extent of the problem here first-hand and consider the likely causes.
“I am also currently investigating the effect that litter is having on businesses and trade within the town and welcome comments from residents and traders.”