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A ‘Great British effort’ from litter-picking volunteers

Published Wednesday 29 March 2017

More than 300 bags of litter and a further 1.5 tonnes of bulky rubbish has been collected by volunteers in the district as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

The national campaign supported by a number of organisations, including Harborough District Council locally, has seen an inspirational response from people across the Harborough district.

Volunteers were invited to take part in the event, which follows last year's successful ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign. The council provided litter-picking equipment and collected the bags of rubbish at the end.

Villages and towns which got involved in litter picks as part of the event include Lubenham, Shearsby, Willoughby Waterleys, Scraptoft, Claybrooke Magna, Claybrooke Parva, Medbourne, Broughton Astley, Dunton Bassett, Market Harborough, Peatling Magna, Lutterworth and Thurnby.

Harborough District Council has praised all the volunteers, councillors and officers who got involved in the event saying it shows that people take real pride in the district and getting it looking its best. 

If anyone would like litter-picking equipment to help with a tidy-up event email the council at wastemanagement@harborough.gov.uk