Tyres and trolleys among the 20 bags of rubbish collected in clean-up of Corby Old Village

The Big Pick in Corby Old Village

The Big Pick in Corby Old Village

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Volunteers helped collect more than 20 bags of rubbish during a clean-up in Corby Old Village.

Corby Council’s Community Safety Team joined up with some hard-working volunteers to clear up the Old Village in their latest Big Pick event last week.

It’s great to hear that volunteers willingly come out to help tidy up the community

Cllr Tom Beattie

The Big Pick is a regular event which brings the community together to clear up various parts of the borough, and the latest event concentrated on the Old Village.

A total of 13 people, six of which were volunteers including Olympus Care Services, local councillor Julie Riley and Nick Cox from Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs, helped to collect more than 20 bags of rubbish, along with tyres, fly-tipped items and two shopping trolleys were found and cleared away.

Leader of Corby Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “Our Big Pick events continue to be a great success and it’s great to hear that volunteers willingly come out to help tidy up the community.

“A clean community makes for a happy one which is why we are more than happy to keep these events going.

“This time around, a special thank you goes to the Good Bean Cafe in the Old Village who provided some much deserved refreshments to everyone who supported the event.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in future Big Pick events or would like a litter pick in their area can contact Corby Council’s community engagement officer, Lizzie Hudson, on 01536 464603 or Corby Community Safety Partnership on Twitter www.twitter.com/CorbyCSP or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CorbyCSP.