Your vote is needed for Spalding clean-up

Moore Thompson Charity Fund clean-up volunteers Craig Raid, Emma Wilson, Glen Chuter and (front) Stephen Page. SG140715-112TW ANL-150714-165432001
Moore Thompson Charity Fund clean-up volunteers Craig Raid, Emma Wilson, Glen Chuter and (front) Stephen Page. SG140715-112TW ANL-150714-165432001
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Have your say

Do you know an area of Spalding that needs a spruce-up?

The Moore Thompson Charity Fund would like to hear your suggestions for two clean-ups planned for next month.

Staff at the Spalding accountants in Broad Street formed a charity last year to help the local community and decided the thing residents are most passionate about is the amount of litter in the town.

Emma Wilson, senior accountant, said: “Some people take the view that litter is unacceptable, but others don’t care and this creates the problem.

“If more people show that it matters we can hopefully make Spalding a nicer place to live.”

The fund has already identified five litter hotspots – Pennygate, Park Road, Queens Road, London Road and Holbeach Road.

If more people show that it matters we can hopefully make Spalding a nicer place to live

Emma Wilson

Members of the public are being invited to vote for the ones to be tackled at the first Saturday clean-ups on August 8 and 22.

They can do so via Twitter @MooreTCharity or emailing charityevents@mooret.co.uk

Already the charity has signed up five volunteers and would welcome any help from residents.

One group already interested in offering them support is the new Spotless Spalding Social Group, which was launched in June.

The group, which aims to bring people together to create a spotless Spalding, has already got off to a flying start – much to the delight of the man who inspired it, Coun Jack McLean.

The first meeting at the end of June targeted the flower beds near High Bridge and the party went on to collect 15 bags of litter.

Coun McLean said: “I look forward to joining them and I am sure the Spotless Spalding Social Group will also be as keen.”

The group’s next meeting will take place on Saturday, July 25, and will feature a walk through Vernatts Nature Reserve. To take part, call Coun McLean on 07761098517 or jmclean@sholland.gov.uk

Clean up Spalding and make friends
Group have started to make Spalding spotless