A Spring Clean Litter Pick organised by Nantwich Litter Group (NLG) took place on Saturday morning in welcome sunshine.
The event, held in support of the Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean Campaign, was led by NLG volunteer Christine Farrell. A large group of volunteers gathered in Nantwich Square which included members of the Litter Group, Nantwich CivicSociety, Rotary Crewe & Nantwich Weaver, Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and Nantwich Town Council Mayor Andrew Martin.
Also joining in the pick was a large contingent from the 7th South West Cheshire Millfields Cub Scouts. The enthusiastic youngsters are currently working to complete their environmental conservation badges. Their Assistant Cub Leader, Cheryl Hamlyn commented that “Getting involved with community activities is a very big part of a the scouting movement. Activities like The Spring Clean Litter Pick really teach the children the importance of not littering and by helping to keep Nantwich tidy they feel proud of themselves and gain a real sense of community.”
The volunteers divided into small groups to cover various areas of the town, gathering a huge number of filled green bags which were stacked by litter bins to be collected by ANSA, Cheshire East Council’s street cleansing team.
The pick was an opportunity to demonstrate the pride felt for the town by the volunteers and to encourage everyone to become more litter aware.
A corresponding Spring Clean Pick was carried out in Stapeley by Stapeley Litter Group volunteers, who also cleared their area of a significant amount of litter.
Nantwich Litter Group will be holding their next regular monthly Group Pick on 29 March 2017.