Group have started to make Spalding spotless

Members of the Spotless Spalding group at its first meeting ANL-150107-122549001
Members of the Spotless Spalding group at its first meeting ANL-150107-122549001
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A new group set up to clear litter from Spalding town centre has got off to a flying start.

Spotless Spalding was started by Coun Jack McLean, who was recently elected to represent South Holland District Council.

Coun McLean set up the group after being inspired by the council’s successful Pride in South Holland campaign to clean up derelict sites across the district.

The group held its first meeting on Saturday. Gathering at the flower beds near High Bridge, the party went on to collect 15 bags of litter.

Joining Coun McLean were several members of the public as well as fellow councillors Harry Drury and Gary Taylor.

Coun McLean said: “When I arrived at the flower beds I was greeted by a group all ready and waiting. It made all the difference when turning back to see the difference we had made.”

Meanwhile, the group has also been boosted by a generous donation from Pinchbeck firm 24/7 Personnel Ltd who handed over several eco-friendly canvas bags featuring the Spotless Spalding logo.

The group plans to meet on the last Saturday of every month from 6pm at locations around Spalding.

The next meeting will take place on Saturday, July 25 and will feature a walk through Vernatts Nature Reserve just outside the town centre. If you would like to attend, the group will meet at the Royal Mail Cart pub car park and head over the road to the reserve.

You can find more information on facebook.com/spotlessspalding or jackmclean.campaigningforyou.com

You can also contact Coun McLean on 07761098517 or jmclean@sholland.gov.uk