McDonald’s staff collect half a ton of litter between Rothwell and Kettering

Kettering Council worker Martin Loake, Philip Hollobone MP, Mel Morrison, Ashley Newman, Rob Kidd, Ellis Grayson, Ross Campbell, Michael Hopkins, Laura Savage, Kate Stone, Martin Thorpe, Dave Bingham, Geoff Southern and Amy McDyre
Kettering Council worker Martin Loake, Philip Hollobone MP, Mel Morrison, Ashley Newman, Rob Kidd, Ellis Grayson, Ross Campbell, Michael Hopkins, Laura Savage, Kate Stone, Martin Thorpe, Dave Bingham, Geoff Southern and Amy McDyre

More than a dozen staff from fast food restaurants in the area spent a day cleaning up rubbish from the roadside.

The team made up of employees of McDonald’s in Kettering and Rothwell spent last Friday collecting rubbish from the side of the road.

Starting in Rothwell, the litter pickers – who were joined by borough council staff who collected the bagged trash as they went – ended up at the restaurant in Orion Way, off Pytchley Road, Kettering.

Among the items collected was a truck tyre, a wheel hub from a lorry and a fridge.

They had originally planned to walk 10 miles via two other outlets, but were forced to curtail that route slightly by torrential rain on Friday morning.

Event organiser Rob Kidd said: “I would like for us as a local and international company to give something back to our local community. Everyone seems to have enjoyed it.”

Council worker Martin Loake said: “I thought it was a really clever idea.”

The team was joined by Kettering MP Philip Hollobone for the final leg. He said: “It’s a great initiative.”