Litter pick for Rushden is postponed

Rushden Greenway Community volunteers take part in an organised clean-up of the area, with help from the council who supplied all of the equipment.

Rushden Greenway Community volunteers take part in an organised clean-up of the area, with help from the council who supplied all of the equipment.

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A litter pick planned for the Greenway in Rushden has been postponed.

Plans to litter pick the section which runs from Ferrers School to John Clark Way on Saturday, June 9, have been put on hold due to the plethora of wildflowers and wildlife currently occupying the verges and hedgerows.

Cllr Sarah Peacock, Rushden ward councillor and Greenway project board member, explains:

“After talking to local people who regularly use this section and inspecting the site ourselves, we think it would be best to postpone the planned litter pick so that we don’t compromise the wealth of wildflowers and wildlife there.

“There is a dedicated group of volunteers who help to maintain this stretch and care for the flora and fauna and we applaud their efforts. With their support, we’ll review the situation in the autumn and see if this section needs any work later in the year.

“Thank you to all those who planned to come along and help; we will need your help with future litter picks and to let us know of any areas which suffer from environmental crime.”

Report grotspots at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/envirocrime on 01832 742026 or tell one of the council’s advisers at the customer service centres in Thrapston, Rushden and Oundle.