Litter-pickers out in force for tidy-up

The SEE IT, STOP IT, TACKLIE IT campaign logo.
The SEE IT, STOP IT, TACKLIE IT campaign logo.

More than 40 bags of rubbish were collected when Ashington Town Council organised a weekend of community litter-picks as part of the 2018 Great British Spring Clean Campaign.

Events took place at Ashington Community Woodland, Peoples Park, Paddock Wood and the Hirst area, supported by volunteers and community groups, including Friends of Ashington Community Woods, YMCA Northumberland, Reiverdale Scout Group and Heart of the Hirst Tenant and Residents Association.

Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police also supported the activities, as well as local councillors Jim Lang and Ken Parry.

The picks were part of the town council’s ongoing efforts to target and tackle litter. It has a programme of renewing and placing new litter bins, as well as funding an environmental officer to target fly-tipping, dog fouling and litter louts.

The council wants to thank all those that supported the litter-picks, particularly the Reiverdale Scout Group who soldiered on, despite the heavy rain in Paddock Wood, North Seaton.