Clean-up of Corby estate sees 43 bags of rubbish collected

The Big Pick in Corby
The Big Pick in Corby

Volunteers helped collect 43 bags of rubbish during a clean-up of the Lodge Park estate in Corby.

Residents and volunteers from Olympus Care joined Corby Council’s community safety and neighbourhood management teams to scour the streets for litter on Wednesday, May 27.

The Big Pick in Corby

The Big Pick in Corby

Along with 43 bags of rubbish the team also collected a mattress, a fridge and two wheelbarrows that had been fly-tipped in the area.

As well as making the streets cleaner and greener, Blue Watch, a home safety scheme supported by UK Fire and Rescue Services, also used the opportunity to make homes in the area safer too.

Blue Watch aims to help landlords, letting agents, tenants and homeowners make their properties safer from the risks of fire and carbon monoxide and so went door to door in order to conduct Home Fire Safety Checks.

Leader of Corby Council Tom Beattie said: “We are very grateful to the volunteers that give up their time to join our Big Pick events and again they have done a tremendous job.

We are very grateful to the volunteers that give up their time to join our Big Pick events

Council leader Tom Beattie

“Although this was a successful event in terms of tidying up the area we hope that it does bring to residents’ attention just how much rubbish and flytipping can blight their area.

“We hope that these events not only make Corby’s communities cleaner but they also make people think twice before they throw their rubbish on the ground in the future.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in future Big Pick events or would like a litter pick in your area can contact Corby Council’s community engagement officer, Lizzie Hudson, on 01536 464603 or the Corby Community Safety Partnership on twitter www.twitter.com/CorbyCSP or Facebook www.facebook.com/CorbyCSP.