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 [email protected]

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

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