Residents come together to help rid Evesham's streets of litter - The Evesham Observer

Residents come together to help rid Evesham's streets of litter

Evesham Editorial 15th Mar, 2017   0

RESIDENTS joined forces earlier this month to rid Evesham’s streets of litter in a bid to spruce up the town.

Over the weekend of March 4 and 5 the town took part in the Great British Spring Clean and two litter picks were held.

The first litter pick took place around Rynal Place where a number of residents joined anti-litter campaigner Bruce Taylor and councillors Colin Tether and Gerry O’Donnell from the Evesham Town Plan anti-litter group.

Altogether more than 15 bags of rubbish were collected.

The second litter pick was based at the Market Place and Mayor Coun Fred Kaler, Deputy Mayor Coun Richard Jones and town councillors were joined by residents for a litter pick around the town centre, the High Street, Oat Street and Abbey Park. The team collected 20 bags of rubbish in total.

Coun Kaler said: “It was fantastic to see so many people out picking up litter and taking pride in their town. A clean and tidy Evesham benefits all and hopefully this will make those who do drop litter think twice.”

Coun Colin Tether added: “It was a great turn out and the ten of us made a real difference in just over an hour.

“It is good to see the paths looking spick and span and I was pleased to see all the rubbish picked up was collected and taken away by Wychavon on the Monday morning.”

The Anti-litter group will be planning further litter picks during the year and are keen to involve residents. Anyone who would like to be involved should contact the Town Clerk, Stuart Carter, on 01386 443322.


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