25th Nov, 2020

Residents urged to give Malvern Hills district a spring clean

Craig Gibbons 27th Feb, 2018

COUNCILLORS and staff from Malvern Hills District Council are joining forces with residents to take on the litter louts as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.

The nationwide clean up takes place between Friday and Sunday and across the district the authority’s Litter Hit Squad will be sweeping into action to help clear rubbish off the streets.

And residents are invited to join the three council organised litter picks.

The three council-run picks take place on Friday with the first taking place at Sherrards Green area of Malvern, meeting at Malvern Town Football Club at 10am for a pick up of 1.5 miles.

The next clean up is in Newland with residents told to meet at The Swan Inn car park for 1pm for another 1.5-mile pick up.

And the last clean up takes place in Welland, meeting at the village hall at 2pm for a pick up to 1.5 miles.

To join any of the council run litter picks email engagement@malvernhills.gov.uk.

There is also a council supported litter pick in Upton which starts at 9.30am on Saturday, meeting at Hanley Road car park.

Contact Jackie Surtees on 01684 592336 for further information.

Coun Chris O’Donnell, chairman of Malvern Hills District Council who will be taking part in the litter pick at Sherrards Green, said: “We live in a beautiful part of the world but unfortunately a minority of thoughtless individuals continue to blight it by treating our delightful district as a rubbish bin.

“The Great British Spring Clean is a chance for us to join together against the litter louts and clean up the environment on our doorstep.”

The Great British Spring Clean is run by Keep Britain Tidy and this year aims to bring 400,000 people across the country together to clean up the litter which blights towns, villages, countrysides and beaches.

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