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Brownies clean up

The Brownies with Coun Marjorie Chambers and some of the rubbish.
The Brownies with Coun Marjorie Chambers and some of the rubbish.

A group of youngsters has been helping to clean up part of Ashington.

Brownies from the 7th Ashington group took part in a litter-pick around Second Avenue and collected several bags of litter, as well as discarded wood and cardboard.

The clean-up was part of the Brownies’ award scheme and was supported by Ashington Town Council. Its civic head Marjorie Chambers went along to back the children.

Pauline Mitchley, from the Brownie group, said: “The clean-up is part of our efforts to encourage the children to value their environment and demonstrate how litter has a negative effect on our community.

“As we have seen in the media, the negative effects of litter, and particularly plastics, does a great deal to harm the environment and wildlife.”

Coun Chambers added: “It was great to see the children working to improve the area where they live.

“The town council and many residents get continually frustrated by ongoing litter problems and we welcome the opportunity of working with local children to help promote litter awareness.”

For more information on Brownies and Guiding activities in Ashington email girlguidingashingtondivision@gmail.com