Communities Chip In To Keep Cotswolds Clean

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Communities Chip In To Keep Cotswolds Clean

Towns and villages across the Cotswolds are looking spick and span this spring thanks to Cotswold District Council’s annual litter-pick.

The Council’s ‘Spring Clean’ event allows community groups and parishes to get out and about and improve the appearance of their town or village by targeting litter hot-spots.

Groups taking part collect crisp packets, food cartons, drink cans and other litter, and the Council helps out by providing free litter-picking tools, high-visibility tabards, gloves and refuse sacks. The Council also arranges for the sacks of rubbish to be collected afterwards.

And this year, the ‘Spring Clean’ has been another success, with more than 30 towns and villages – from Mickleton in the north to Westonbirt in the south – signing up to the 2009 event.

Scott Williams, Waste Manager for Cotswold District Council, said: “The involvement of community volunteers and members of the public to participate in the annual Spring Clean event is always greatly appreciated.

“The Council has a limited street cleaning budget, so it is hugely encouraging that so many volunteers are prepared to support our efforts to keep the Cotswolds clean.”

Voluntary litter picking happens throughout the year, so if you would like to organise a clean-up in your area and would like to order bags, gloves, tabards and litter-picking tools, please contact Cotswold District Council’s waste department on 01285 623123 or email waste@cotswold.gov.uk

Posted : 02/06/2009 10:59:20

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