Volunteers help spruce up streets

Laura Huxtable, Jake Murphy, Libby Cartwright
Laura Huxtable, Jake Murphy, Libby Cartwright

Six skips later and Corby is looking a lot cleaner.

Volunteers joined forces with officers from Corby Safer Community Team, Corby Council and the Community Payback Team to clean up the streets of Corby yesterday (Tuesday, June 4).

The litter pick in the east of Corby was part of a wider plan for environmental improvements.

Six skips were filled with rubbish, which had been placed along Rockingham Road, and 35 bags of rubbish were also collected.

Corby Sector Inspector Carl Sturman said: “Rubbish and graffiti can make communities feel unsafe. Thanks to the volunteers, we have all been able to work together to improve the environment so that people feel safe in the area they live.”

Leader of Corby Council, Tom Beattie, said: “We are very pleased with how the Big Pick event went yesterday and the weather definitely helped in the day’s success. Including officers and volunteers we had around 25 to 30 people out on the street helping to tidy the area which is fantastic.

“We would like to thank each and every one of them who gave up their time to help, it definitely shows what we can do when we all work together and take ownership of our community.

“Litter is something that the local residents in the area raised as a priority and following the success of the Big Pick event we will be looking at rolling it out to other areas in the borough.”