RESIDENTS plucked 70 bags of rubbish off the streets of Wychavon as part of a campaign to clean up the nation.
The Great British Spring Clean, which took place between Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5, challenged communities to get out and litter pick their area.
Wychavon District Council supported the event by donating litter picking equipment to parish councils, residents and community groups, while Wychavon’s street cleaning contractor FCC Environment, also carried out additional litter picks along rural roads on top of its usual cleaning commitments.
Communities in Little Comberton, Bredon, Birlingham, Pershore, Evesham and Fladbury were out in force ridding their streets of litter, while further litter picks are planned in Aldington and Bishampton tomorrow (Saturday).
Coun Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene on Wychavon District Council, said: “It’s wonderful to see so many people from different communities coming together to rid the place they live of other people’s litter.
“Littering is selfish and thoughtless and there’s no excuse for it. Wychavon spends £1.5million a year on street cleaning and that’s money we could be putting to better use.
It’s also illegal and could result in a £75 fine. So our message is simple – don’t drop it, bin it.”