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Donington Parish Council's praise for Pride in South Holland team

The district council Pride in South Holland team and volunteers have been praised for the way they blitzed the centre of Donington.

The day’s clean-up was part of a wide-ranging programme carried out by the Pride team after the district council signed up to Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

The team’s Tony Croft attended the parish council meeting with an offer of a week-long tidy-up of a grot spot or grot spots nominated by the parish council.

The Pride team’s Tony Croft (second left) in the Donington clean-up.
The Pride team’s Tony Croft (second left) in the Donington clean-up.

Chairman Coun Arthur Baldwin told him: “I can vouch that your lads are excellent. You have got some good machinery and you did an excellent job for us.

“Thank you very much indeed, much appreciated.”

Areas tackled with sweepers and litter pickers included Market Place and Station Street.

Mr Croft told the meeting: “We are offering a week’s worth of four men - sweepers as well - to come into your parish to do any works that are feasibly possible within the constraints of what the district council can do.”

He said the team are willing to do painting as long as the parish council supplies the paint.

In answer to a member’s question, Mr Croft said the Pride team will clean dykes - as long as they are not waist deep in water - and have bought 8ft long litter pickers so they might be able to tackle “deep fill dykes”.

* Pride in South Holland was expanded earlier this year after a Spalding businessman told the council 'clean up or go to court'.

Read the story here: Business owner gives his support to expansion of Pride in South Holland initiative which could cost just over £270,000 over the next 14 months

Our original story was: Clean up or go to court

The council also committed to a wide-ranging blitz of towns and villages by signing up to Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean. Read more here: South Holland District Council to join with residents for Keep Britain Tidy’s 'Great Spring Clean'

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