East Northants gets a spring clean

A clean-up was held in Stanwick by residents and the 2nd Raunds Scouts
A clean-up was held in Stanwick by residents and the 2nd Raunds Scouts

Communities are sprucing up where they live, work and play with help from East Northamptonshire Council.

With spring now in full swing, groups, businesses and schools are getting together to help tidy up the streets, villages, residential areas and parks across the district.

The council is helping by providing groups with everything they need for a clean-up, including litter pickers, gloves, and hi-visibility vests.

They will also pick up and dispose of the rubbish collected and advise on what to do if any dangerous or harmful materials are found.

In 2014, the council supported 22 groups with their community litter picks and collected more than two tonnes of litter.

Stanwick Environment Group (STEP) is one of those taking part by teaming up with Stanwick Pocket Park Group (SPPARK) for their first joint effort to tidy up the village.

Tim Page, a member of STEP and SPPARK said: “For the past several years, we’ve welcomed the help of the 2nd Raunds Scouts and we do the litter pick as close to Stanwick Road Race as we can.

“This, together with further litter picking of the other parts of the route which is carried out by the council, ensures the area looks its best for the 400 runners and visitors.”

Eight groups have already booked in for litter picks this year. For more details about the initiative, or to book equipment for a spring clean in your area, call the council on 01832 742026.