Volunteers help clean up Harborough’s grot spots

The volunteers of the Harborough community litter pick line-up
The volunteers of the Harborough community litter pick line-up

Dozens of volunteers of all ages joined forces to help clear the Harborough streets of bottles, food cartons, cans and cigarette packets.

The large group, which included 18 Beaver scouts blitzed a number of streets including St Mary’s Road, Rockingham Road and Northampton Road on Saturday, May 11.

The event also offered people the opportunity to find out about several local organisations , such as HIT bags, Master Gardeners and edibLE16, from the stalls at the meeting point.

The volunteers from HIT bags gave the Beaver scouts each a specially designed re-usable bag for them to decorate and use, to help cut down the number of plastic bags used in future.

Council staff collected and sorted the litter bags and found that almost 70 per cent of the collected rubbish was recyclable.

One of the organisers said: “This could have been put directly into the blue lidded recycling bins, rather than left in the streets as a hazard to wildlife and pets.”

To find out about the Love Where You Live and Work campaign and the fortnightly river clean-ups, visit www.mheg.org.uk, where you can find out how to join in.