‘Magnificent community effort’ puts the great into Great British Spring Clean

Newhaven Town Council litte pick

A district councillor has heralded the efforts of local volunteers who took part in the Great British Spring Clean (March 3 to 5). Despite inclement weekend weather the determined litter pickers collected nearly 150 bags of rubbish from across the district.

In Newhaven alone the volunteers (pictured), organised by the Newhaven Town Council, picked up so much litter they needed a whopping 86 bags to carry it all.

Twenty eight bags of rubbish, along with car parts, two TVs, cones and a microwave, were collected by Ditchling residents, which they then separated into six bags full of plastic, glass bottles and tins.

Councillor Paul Franklin, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling at Lewes District Council, said:

“What a magnificent community effort.  Every one of the residents who took part can be very proud of their contribution to a cleaner and greener home.

“It’s important to remember that living in this beautiful part of East Sussex also brings responsibility for maintaining such a special environment.”

Ten bags of litter were collected by Chailey residents over the weekend and a further 13 bags on Monday.  Kingston residents were also out collecting litter in and around the village.  Volunteers in Denton responded to the appeal and cleared the area of litter on Saturday morning.

All the bags collected were left at agreed sites, picked-up and disposed of by Lewes District Council waste and recycling department.

Story published on 09 March 2017