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Community sets up group to combat litter problem

5/4/14- Young litter pickers at Robsack Wood Community Centre. SUS-140504-172406001

5/4/14- Young litter pickers at Robsack Wood Community Centre. SUS-140504-172406001

A COMMUNITY fed up with seeing litter on their doorstep has set up a new group in a bid to rid the area of rubbish and encourage community participation.

The group, which is called the Robsack Wood Little Litter Pickers, is holding regular litter picking sessions to help clean up the Robsack Wood estate.

Tracy Goodhart, a community organiser and mother-of-one who lives on the estate, said the idea for the group came about after a survey revealed that people were very concerned about the problem of litter in the area.

Tracy said: “This is about getting families to engage with each other, getting people to meet others in their community, picking up litter and educating people about the environment.”

The group, which includes parents with children aged three to 15-years-old, has been meeting every Thursday afternoon and held its first Saturday session on April 5.

Thanking the Hollington First Cubs and Beavers for their participation and Chris Connelly from the Seven Streets project for lending the grabbers, Tracy said the session proved very successful.

Some 40 people turned up to help keep their community clean by picking litter and the group, which will now be meeting once a month, is encouraging more families and adults to get involved. For more information please contact Tracy Goodhart on 07583 392579.

 

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