29/03/2011 - Permalink

The Grove in Bridgnorth gets a spring clean

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A total of 21 sacks of rubbish and over a tonne of detritus were collected from The Grove in Bridgnorth during last week’s community litter pick and street clean event.

This annual event saw eight local people join forces with the mayor of Bridgnorth, two town councillors, a team from Bridgnorth Town Council and a local Shropshire councillor to spring clean the area in time for the lighter nights and warmer weather.

Streets cleaned as part of this included Lodge Lane, Morfe Road, The Mall, Priory Road, Beestons Close, St Nicholas Road, St Nicholas Crescent, Grove Crescent and Queens Road. The team also removed quite a lot of graffiti from The Grove play area.

Councillor Martin Taylor-Smith, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for transport and IT, said:

“This has once again been a great success and I’d like to thank everyone who came out and supported the clean up operation.

“This year’s figures show what can be achieved when people work together and help each other out.”

William Parr, a Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts, said:

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part in collecting the phenomenal amount of litter and rubbish which far exceeded last year’s litter pick.  I took part last year, which also had local people tidying up the roads on The Grove.  Maybe there is scope for two litter picks a year to reduce the amount of work. Well done to everyone involved.”

Christian Lea, a Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts, said:

“I was pleased to support the clean up on The Grove last week, by litter picking and generally helping to improve the local environment for residents.  If similar events to this are organised by Shropshire Council in other parts of Bridgnorth in the coming months, then I would encourage people to consider sparing an hour or two of their time by getting involved to help keep Bridgnorth tidy.”

Organised by Shropshire Council’s environmental maintenance team as part of the national Big Tidy Up campaign, the litter pick is being carried out in addition to their routine street cleaning schedule.

To report a problem of litter in Shropshire or to organise a community litterpick call 0345 678 9006 or visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/environmentmaintenance.