Get your hands dirty at clean up of the Greenway

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A team of council staff, councillors and Asda employees are inviting volunteers to join them for an autumn litter pick of the Greenway in Rushden.

The clean-up day is part of the council’s environmental crime campaign, I Love East Northants – Improving where you live, work and play.

People are encouraged to go along and help clear litter and identify areas for improvement along the Greenway starting from the Asda end.

The clean-up will start at 8.30am on Saturday, September 15, meeting at Splash Pool.

All equipment will be provided and family, friends and other volunteers of all ages are welcome. The event is being supported by Kier, the council’s waste collection and street cleansing contractors.

Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE, the member leading the Enviro-crime strategy, said: “It was encouraging to see over 50 volunteers attend the last litter pick organised by the council, and I would love to see even more on Saturday, September 15.

If we all work together to clean up the area near us, it helps enormously – and goes a long way to enhance the district we live in, and love.”

Billie Calland, community life champion at Asda in Rushden, said: “We’re all really keen to get out to the Greenway and get our hands dirty.

“We hope what we are doing will make a difference, we should be proud of where we live and work and make it an attractive, safe and clean place to be part of.”

Volunteers will be provided with all the equipment they need.

For more details visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/envirocrime.