Group back anti litter campaign

amilies taking part in a community litter pick with Coun Swithenbank.
amilies taking part in a community litter pick with Coun Swithenbank.

A new community association in Morpeth is doing its bit to keep an area of the town clean and green, with the support of an anti-litter campaign.

The newly formed Middle Greens Community Association has brought together residents young and old for a litter clear up and picnic.

The LOVE Northumberland HATE Litter campaign is part of Northumberland County Council’s drive to clean up the county – and it provided the group with litter pickers and hi-viz vests.

The council also collected and disposed of the litter and rubbish that was collected.

The group was started by Clare Hopkins and Dorothy Slater, and Vanessa Braidwood volunteered to head up the litter programme.

“We welcome all support, but are particularly hoping to engage younger families and their children so that they will carry this type of initiative forward in the future,” she said.

Coun Ian Swithenbank, policy board member responsible for local services at the county council, added: “It is only by local communities like this working together with the council that we can truly ensure that local areas live up to standards that we all want to enjoy.”