Big clean up in village hailed success

Published Wednesday 19 July 2017

Volunteers joined forces to clean up litter in a village in the Harborough district.

Ullesthorpe big clean up

Councillor Neil Bannister and Councillor Rosita Page – plus a local scout group – were among those who took part in the Big Village Clean Up in Ullesthorpe over the weekend of 8 and 9 July 2017.

The aim was to clear up litter and waste, as well as collect items from residents which could be donated to blood cancer charity Bloodwise including jigsaw puzzles, shoes, curtains, and chairs.

Ullesthorpe Parish Council provided a skip which was filled and Harborough District Council provided litter picking equipment and collected a further 50 bags of rubbish which included old washing lines, carpet and other waste.

Organiser Maggie Pankhurst said: “Sue Rowell and I would like to thank everyone who played a part in making the day a big success. Particular thanks to Rosita Page, Neil Bannister and the local scouts who spent Saturday morning litter picking the roads of Ullesthorpe.”

Cllr Neil Bannister, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for environment and regulation, said: “This was a great effort by the Ullesthorpe community. Those who got involved helped made the event such a success and I am pleased the council was able to assist with equipment and collection.”

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Pictured: Councillors Neil Bannister and Rosita Page join local scouts as part of the clean up in Ullesthorpe.