Is Spalding clean-up a Mickey Mouse idea?

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Spalding could become as clean as Disney World if town forum members get a clean-up plan in the bag.

Members are being asked to give £450 of their budget to fund a weekly litter pick by the Community Payback team.

Chairman George Aley said: “We’ve talked about the litter problem enough so let’s just do it.

“I’d like to see the same thing happening in Spalding as in Disney World, where if you drop a piece of litter someone appears from nowhere to clear it up.

“If people become aware someone is picking up after them they become embarrassed and could think twice about doing it.”

Coun Aley said the use of volunteers in the past was appreciated, but a properly co-ordinated project was needed in addition the cleaning of the town centre by South Holland council’s street team.

Coun Howard Johnson said: “If every members contributes to this, all the wards should be included. I’d also like the riverbank to be included - there are real issues here with tins, shopping trolleys and even TVs.”

If co-ordination could be done by email, Coun Andrew Miller said he would be happy to take on that role.

It was resolved to inform all members and contact the Community Payback team.