Tidy up and eat up at Pick-nic

The first Corby Big Pick-nic
The first Corby Big Pick-nic

Residents are being asked to help keep their community clean and enjoy a barbecue afterwards.

After the success of Corby’s first Big Pick-nic event, the Corby Community Safety Team is inviting residents to join them again, this time at Kingswood.

Volunteers are being asked to come along and meet the team at 2pm on Wednesday (July 31) at Kingswood Neighbourhoold Centre, Alberta Close. Corby Council’s Community Safety and Neighbourhood Management Team along with Northamptonshire Police will then lead the group in one big litter pick throughout the Kingswood estate.

As a thank you to everyone who joins in, all volunteers will be rewarded with a delicious barbecue afterwards at the neighbourhood centre.

Leader of Corby Council, Tom Beattie, said: “On the first Big Pick-nic event, including our officers, we had around 35 people out and about cleaning the chosen areas and they collected a fantastic 35 bags of rubbish. This was a great success and we are hoping to do the same, if not better, in the Kingswood area.

“The Big Pick-nic is a great way for the community to come together and help make their area a cleaner, greener place for everyone to enjoy.”

Inspector Tim Britton, of Corby Safer Community Team, said: “We will be helping council employees and those on Community Payback in clearing up litter and cleaning graffiti off walls.

“The Corby Pick-nic has been a great success so far and we hope people on the Kingswood will turn out to volunteer their help and make the estate a more pleasant place to be.”