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Successful community litterpick in Gallows Bank, Ludlow on 14 January 2018

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A community litterpick was undertaken by a group of volunteers at Ludlow’s Gallows Bank Millennium Green on Sunday 14 January 2018.

Approximately 30 volunteers worked hard to clear piles of litter and flytipped waste from the area. Waste collected included bikes, a typewriter, chairs, fence panels and a safe, along with the usual drink cans and food wrappers in great quantities.

Litter collected in Ludlow

Litter collected in Gallows Bank, Ludlow

Volunteers included the Ludlow Beaver troop and Rainbows members, local residents, and the secretary of the Gallows Bank Trust along with his tractor.

Shropshire Council loaned equipment to the volunteers, and provided bags for the tidy up, arranging for the waste to be collected from site for disposal.

Litter collected in Ludlow

Litter collected in Gallows Bank, Ludlow

The site is maintained and managed by a charitable trust, which means that it relies on volunteers to undertake this type of work.

Another tidy up is planned for a Sunday morning in early July 2018 and will be advertised nearer the time.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for environmental maintenance, said:

“We thank people for coming along and getting involved in their community litterpick. This was a great opportunity to tidy this part of Ludlow, and the more people that get involved the bigger the impact is.

“Our teams are committed to improving Shropshire’s environment and I am delighted that we are continuing to support these initiatives.”

Viv Parry, local Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow South, said:-

“I would like to thank the volunteers who came out to litter pick on Gallows Bank on a very cold Sunday morning. This open green space, with its wonderful view of Ludlow and surrounding area,s was given a spruce up be the 30 people who worked very hard .It was a surprise to see how much was collected in a short space of time, but a good time was had by all and everyone agreed to help in July. Thanks to Kate Adams from Shropshire Council’s streetscene team for organising the clean up.”