The BIG tidy suc­cess

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By KIRSTEN BEACOCK kirsten.beacock@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

LIKE sher­iffs in the Wild West, hun­dreds of vol­un­teers were clean­ing up the streets in a mas­sive city-wide ef­fort.

In­stead of pis­tols, vol­un­teers across Peter­bor­ough were armed with lit­ter pick­ers and bin bags for the week-long Big Tidy Up event.

Not one empty can or dis­carded crisp packet es­caped at­ten­tion, as the vol­un­teers who took part in the Big Tidy Up left no stone un­turned in their quest for city clean­li­ness.

The event took place last week, end­ing on Satur­day.

It was Peter­bor­ough’s first ever Big Tidy Up and was or­gan­ised by Peter­bor­ough’s Coun­cil for Vol­un­tary Ser­vice (PCVS).

They is­sued an ap­peal for par­tic­i­pants sev­eral weeks ago and were swamped with vol­un­teers ea­ger to take part in mak­ing their neigh­bour­hoods cleaner places to live.

Schools, com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal city coun­cil­lors were among those who took to the streets.

All res­i­dents who took part were asked to com­mit two hours to lit­ter pick­ing in their area dur­ing the se­ries of planned clean-ups, held be­tween May 24 and 30.

Groups in Stan­ground, Ne­wark, Wer­ring­ton and Or­ton Brim­bles were among those run­ning tidy up events and ev­ery­one from chil­dren to staff from lo­cal busi­nesses vol­un­teered their time.

Ac­cord­ing to PCVS, city busi­nesses in­clud­ing Tesco, Sains­bury’s, Wilkin­sons, the Co-op and RSA in­surance firm have shown an in­ter­est in run­ning their own events in fu­ture

Pic­ture: ben davis

ready to work: Big Tidy Up vol­un­teers at Her­itage Park Pri­mary School (front) Tay­lor Dent (5) and (back from left) Jor­dan But­ters, Naomi Jones, Chris York, Dave Dent and Chris Harper. (METP-2905-10BD300)

Pic­ture: aLan sTOReR

in the bag: Harry Howarth and Emily Rhodes (front) and Class 6 pupils at Mat­ley Pri­mary School tidy up their area. (METP-25-05-10AS040)

Pos­i­tive ac­tion: Mem­bers of the Pos­i­tively their area. (METP-25-05-10RH51)

tidy teaM: Paul Spencer, Paul Geary and Tracey Croucher lit­ter pick in Skaters Way, Wer­ring­ton. (METP-28-05-10BD200).

ground force: Ne­wark Hill Pri­mary School pupils lit­ter pick in the play­ground. (METP-24-05-10AS017)

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