26th Sep, 2020

Litter heroes clean up Malvern Hills district

Craig Gibbons 26th Apr, 2018

A PAIR of shoes, a cone and disposable gloves were among the items plucked from the Malvern Hills district’s streets as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

Volunteers were joined by staff from Malvern Hills District Council, Malvern Hills Trust, manufacturers The Helping Hand Company as well as district councillors David Watkins and Chris O’Donnell last Friday to clean up areas blighted by litter louts.

Nearly 30 bags of rubbish were filled with litter dropped on Madresfield Road in Pickersleigh and Worcester Road in Newland.

Rev Lynne Sparkes, from St Mary’s Church, also joined in the Pickersleigh litter pick before treating those involved to free tea and coffee.

The Swan Inn in Newland also rewarded those involved with a free drink and biscuits.

Coun O’Donnell, chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, said: “A big thank-you to all our litter heroes who took part.

“We are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country, but it’s blighted by selfish people who thoughtlessly drop their rubbish.

“Our message is simple – don’t drop it, bin it.”

The picks formed part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean, which was due to take place in March but was delayed due to snow.

Run by Keep Britain Tidy, the annual campaign aims to bring people together to clear up the litter that blights towns and villages across the country.

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