Village volunteers fill 50 bags with rubbish from just single mile of road

50 bags of litter were collected in just one mile in Woodhurst over the weekend

50 bags of litter were collected in just one mile in Woodhurst over the weekend - Credit: Archant

Residents across Huntingdonshire took up their brooms and bags last week for the Great British Spring Clean.

Volunteers help litter pick in Little Paxton

Volunteers help litter pick in Little Paxton - Credit: Archant

The nationwide initiative, which aims to help rid Britain’s streets of litter, saw groups throughout the district do their bit in the clean-up, including Huntingdon, Wennington, and Hemingford Grey.

More than 50 volunteers in Little Paxton turned out on March 4 to collect 36 bags of rubbish, while pupils at Stukeley Meadows Primary School filled five bags after sweeping the school grounds on March 6.

Mark Whatley, Year 2 teacher, said: “The children absolutely loved it and we asked at the end what we’ve learnt form it. They said we drop too much litter and that we need to make sure people put it in the bin.”

Schoolchildren at Stukeley Meadows get involved with the litter picking

Schoolchildren at Stukeley Meadows get involved with the litter picking - Credit: Archant

Thongsley Fields Primary School also joined in on the action, as did villagers in Woodhurst who cleared 50 bags of rubbish in a single mile of rural road.

A spokesman from Huntingdon Town Council said: “Huntingdon Town Council and Huntingdon in Bloom was proud to support the Great British Spring Clean.

“Partnered with Huntingdonshire District Council and BID Huntingdon, we collectively worked together in combating littered areas across Huntingdon. It was great that so many groups in the local community supported the campaign, and that schools were involved too.

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“We hope that the campaign will inspire people to join the plight against littering, to keep our town clean.”

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