27/10/2011 - Permalink

Successful ‘love where you live’ action day in Ludlow

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Officers from Shropshire Council’s environmental maintenance team and local Councillor Rosanna Taylor Smith were pleased to work with other authorities and volunteers to litter pick Ludlow town centre on Monday 17 October 2011. 

A total of eight bags of litter were collected from around the outside of Ludlow’s historic castle as part of the national Love Where You Live Action Day run by Keep Britain Tidy. 

Various general litter was picked up within an hour and a half from the castle gardens and walks, at Dinham Millennium Green, along the Linney and in the Garden of Rest at St Laurence’s Parish Church. 

Councillor Martin Bennett, Shropshire Council’s deputy Cabinet member, said:

“The day was a great success.  I’d like to thank everyone for working so hard, on top of the council’s routine cleans, to keep the town looking at its best.” 

Rosanna Taylor-Smith, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow North, said:

“It was good to be stopped by members of the public interested in what we were doing and congratulating the volunteers’ efforts.  Clearly, the work was being appreciated.  We are very grateful for the time and effort the volunteers have so generously given.”

For people interested in volunteering to be a litter picker, there are two regular Ludlow Pride of Place litter picks, both held on the last Saturday of the month. 

For the morning event litter picking the town centre, please meet at 10.20am at The Buttercross on Broad Street or contact Alan Stewart (Ludlow Pride of Place co-ordinator), by phoning 07929 062691 or emailing alan-stewart@hotmail.co.uk  The group usually finish at 12noon. 

For the afternoon event, please meet at The Rockspring Centre on Sandford Road, SY8 1SX at 2pm.  This event is suitable for adults, as well as young people under 16 as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.  The litter pick runs until 3.30pm.  For further information contact Graeme Perks by emailing graeme@skillbuilders.org.uk or telephone 07977 892097

Please also see public notice boards around the town for any organised litter picks held on different dates. 

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