Many hands make light work at lit­ter clean-up

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

MAC­CLES­FIELD has been get­ting a spring clean thanks to a com­mu­nity ef­fort.

Groups have been tak­ing part in the Great Bri­tish Spring Clean cam­paign, co-or­di­nated by Keep Bri­tain Tidy to en­cour­age res­i­dents to take more pride in their streets.

The ac­tion took place over the week­end, with 22 events held in Cheshire East – in­clud­ing a clean-up and lit­ter pick by stu­dents at Ash Grove Pri­mary Acad­emy in Mac­cles­field.

Sally Veal, year four teacher at Ash Grove who or­gan­ised the class ef­fort, said: “It was a huge suc­cess, de­spite the down­pours, with chil­dren from nurs­ery up to year six hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to tidy up their lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“The younger chil­dren cleared up the school grounds and the older chil­dren ti­died up the streets and the lo­cal park.

“We had staff, par­ents, gov­er­nors and lo­cal coun­cil­lors all help­ing out, and we re­ceived lots of pos­i­tive feed­back from all those who took part.

“The chil­dren have asked for regular lit­ter­pick­ing slots on the back of the event, so we are hop­ing to in­vest in some of our own lit­ter pick­ers in or­der to make this hap­pen.”

Fu­ture events in Mac­cles­field take place on Sun­day, March 19, at Tyther­ing­ton School.

The an­nual event in­volves scout groups, lo­cal busi­nesses, Cheshire East Coun­cil and the Bollin Val­ley Part­ner­ship, who will lit­ter pick be­tween 1pm and 3pm.

Ash Grove Pri­mary Acad­emy pupils went out lit­ter pick­ing as part of a spring clean cam­paign

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