Youngsters armed with litter-pickers helped give the park near their school a spring clean.
Pupils from Park Junior School spent an hour picking up litter in Wellingborough’s Eastfield Park last week.
They teamed up with Wellingborough Norse, the company that carries out environmental services on behalf of the council, for the litter pick organised as part of a Keep Britain Tidy campaign encouraging communities to come together to spring clean their neighbourhoods.
Dean Granger, environmental warden at Wellingborough Norse, said: “It’s frustrating that it’s the actions of only a small number of irresponsible people that ruin the park for everyone, and that as fast as we can clean it, people who don’t care about the consequences drop more rubbish. That’s why a community tidy up is always such a good idea.”
Headteacher David Tebbutt said: “We’ve done a litter pick before and all the children were so proud of their efforts when the park was clean. Unfortunately, the litter has come back and we know we have more to do to educate people and raise awareness of the issue. We want to work together as part of the community to sort this out.”
Pupil Aleyah Sazzad, 10, took part and said: “People should throw their rubbish away in bins.
“They are living here so why don’t they want to keep where they live tidy?”
Thomas Whitworth, nine, also took part and said: “I would like Wellingborough to be a happy, safe and better smelling place. I really want people to stop littering.”