Volunteers sought for big clean-up in Sutton Bridge

Coun John Grimwood hopes community clean-up will put pride back in Sutton Bridge.
Coun John Grimwood hopes community clean-up will put pride back in Sutton Bridge.
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Volunteers are being asked to spare an hour or two to help with a big community clean-up in Sutton Bridge to put back the pride in the village.

The weekend litter-pick begins at 10am on St George’s Day, April 23.

There will be an afternoon session that day, starting at 2pm, and two more sessions on the Sunday, again starting at 10am and 2pm.

Anyone who can lend a helping hand is asked to arrive at the start of a session in the main meeting point, the Memorial Park car park, which is beside The Curlew Centre in Bridge Road.

The litter-pick is being organised by Sutton Bridge Parish Council and all equipment is provided.

Council chairman John Grimwood said Community Payback will be lending support.

Litter-pickers will be asked to blitz certain spots and leave filled bags at set collection points.

• As well as having a general litter problem, fly-tipping continues to blight the village and Coun Grimwood fears it will become a bigger problem with the loss of the monthly skip service.

He said: “The monthly skip is provided by the county council and the fly-tipping service is funded by the district council – one authority isn’t going to pay and I think the other authority is going to pay more.”

Coun Grimwood calls fly-tippers “the dumb dumpers” because they, along with all council taxpayers, pick up the bill for the clean-up.