Monday, 8 April 2013

North Greetwell Community Comes Together for Litter Pick

The local community in North Greetwell came together on Saturday, 6th April for a ‘Spring Clean’ litter picking session.

Eighteen volunteers turned out early on the cool, slightly breezy morning to pick litter and debris from the road side, along the A158, which runs through the community from Lincoln to Skegness.  

The litter pick was organised by Greetwell Parish Councillor Sarah Bates with help from West Lindsey District Council’s Street Cleaning Team, who provided latex gloves, litter picking grips, waste disposal bags and organise collection and disposal of the waste that gets collected.

West Lindsey District Councillor, Giles McNeill, who represents the Nettleham Ward, which includes the parish of Greetwell, said:
“It is really great to see a good number of people turning out and volunteering for this. I was mucking in with our County Councillor, Jackie Brockway, picking up plenty of cigarette butts and then later larger items of general litter.

“There were all sorts of litter to be picked up, mainly stuff from the carriageway, empty cartons, bottles, sweet and crisp packets, cigarette stubbs and tabacco packets as well as a number of more unusual items like an estate agents board and a stray sand bag.”

If you would like to organise a community litter pick in your area you can contact West Lindsey’s Customer Service Team on 01427 676676 or e-mail customer.services@west-lindsey.gov.uk.

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