Melton Borough Council

Great British Spring Clean litter picking event - March 16th 2018

Published Monday, 19th March 2018
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John Ferneley students taking part in the Great British Spring Clean litter pick

This year’s British Spring Clean Community litter pick finally took place at the Fairmead housing estate in Melton Mowbray; this time the snow didn’t make an appearance and the sun shone throughout.

There was a good turnout on the day including residents, students from John Ferneley school, council officers, local Councillors, staff from MacDonald’s, Friends of Melton Country Park group, Parishes across the borough, and a number of other community spirited locals, who together collected over 40 sacks of rubbish from around the estate leaving it looking thoroughly spring cleaned.

The event organised by the council was part of the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ group’s national campaign, run annually to raise awareness of the unwanted anti-social issues of littering, fly tipping and other ways local environments are spoiled. The morning efforts went well with everyone contributing to the clean up, sharing the work amongst the group making the event enjoyable and productive. It was amazing the kind of objects that were found dumped on the streets, such as a carpet, vehicle parts, traffic cones and a toilet seat.

Cllr Margaret Glancy said “It’s marvellous to see such a friendly group of people who are all here today because they care about the places they live, and want environments that are clean and welcoming”.

The spring clean is set to become an annual event in Melton that will hopefully become bigger and better, with even more people taking part and with communities organising their own events to support the campaign.

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For more information please contact:
Amanda Hume                    
Environmental Services Officer
Communities & Neighborhoods            
Melton Borough Council                
Telephone: 01664 502 499    /07500 975427            
Email: ahume@melton.gov.uk