Litter pick helped Wellingborough prepare to welcome Olympic torch

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Schoolchildren teamed up with McDonald’s and Wellingborough Council to spruce up Wellingborough before the Olympic torch’s visit.

Youngsters from Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior School in Wellingborough took part in a clean-up on Sunday (July 1) to get the town looking its best for the torch relay on Monday (July 2).

The area from the top of London Road all the way up to Gainsborough Drive was litter picked and tidied.

Wellingborough Norse, the company that runs the council’s environmental services, worked with McDonald’s in Wellingborough to come up with the idea for the route tidy as part of a continued joint effort to promote anti-litter campaigns and community clean ups.

The clean up comes as the Keep Britain Tidy campaign is encouraging local communities to use the Olympic Torch Relay as an extra reason to tidy up their streets.

Stephen Dunkley, environmental warden at Wellingborough Norse, said: “Keep Britain Tidy estimates that 140 million pieces of litter will be dropped during the Olympic Torch’s 70 day journey around the UK. Every piece we can pick up helps to show the world that we care about where we live.”