Clean-up set to leave parks spick and span - The Evesham Observer

Clean-up set to leave parks spick and span

Rob George 19th Jul, 2018   0

EVESHAM Town Plan Anti-Litter Group will be in action again to support UK-wide ‘Love Parks Week’ and celebrate the town’s beautiful parks.

The seven-day celebration will be taking place until Sunday as hundreds of parks across the country come together to celebrate local parks.

This year, the theme of the week is ‘It started in a park’, leading to the public coming together to celebrate all that is great about the UK’s natural spaces.

Volunteers will be joining leading environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy, in encouraging the conservation of natural outdoor spaces so families, residents and visitors can enjoy green spaces for years to come.

This Saturday’s event will include a litter-pick as part of the celebrations, with visitors invited to join volunteers to help them tidy up Evesham’s beautiful parks, focusing on the woodlands area by the side of brook.

The group will be meeting on the B&Q car park at 10.30am and all equipment, including pick sticks, hoops, gloves and vests, will be included.

Through the pick, the group hope to return the parks to their origins while ensuring they are clean and safe for families to enjoy for the future.

Volunteers are also hoping residents and visitors will see the work being carried out and extend the same mindset to the rest of Evesham’s open spaces so the town can continue to use and enjoy them.

Gerry O’Donnell, chairman of Evesham Town Plan Anti-Litter Group, said: “We hope this pick not only inspires residents to spend more time in the gorgeous parks in and around Evesham, but also to take care of their surroundings.

“Parks are for the enjoyment of residents and visitors and yet we see people treating them badly, leaving rubbish and even fly-tipping.

“It’s time for that to stop and return to a scenic landscape that can be enjoyed by all.”

E-mail Coun Gerry O’Donnell at [email protected] for more information about the group.


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