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Birstall set to be hit by Big Tidy Up

Posted on 01/07/2011
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Birstall set to be hit by Big Tidy Up

Students from Longslade Community College will deploy for their Big Tidy Up operation on Wednesday, July 13 and will target shops in Sibson Road and Wanlip Lane, the Meadow Lane skate park and Birstall Park.

It is part of the students’ citizenship course and they will be armed with an array of eco-weapons such as litter pickers and bags provided by Charnwood Borough Council’s waste education team.

Councillor David Snartt, the Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “The Council is delighted and proud to support this incredible Big Tidy Up.

“Litter is an eyesore and is harmful to the environment so big events like this are crucial in helping young people understand how much work it takes to clean up after people who think the world is their rubbish bin.

“This tremendous event links very neatly into the Council’s three-month summer environmental crime crackdown called Don’t Muck Around which aims to tackle litter, fly-tipping and dog fouling in our borough.”

The students will split into two teams. One team will descend on the village between 9-11am while the other team will hit the street between 11am-1pm. In the afternoon the clean-up team will tidy up the College site.

Jason Smith, Assistant Principal at Longslade Community College, said: “This day is part of our ongoing commitment to educating young people about the importance of our local community and looking after the environment.

“Students are excited about doing some voluntary work in the Village to thank our neighbours who provide so much support for the College.”

And Year 10 student James Cooper said: “I am very surprised and excited that our work is going to make a major contribution to cleaning up Longslade and the community.”

Do you know an environmental offender or want to report an incident? Then help the Don’t Muck Around campaign by calling Loughborough (01509) 634564 or email cleaner.greener@charnwood.gov.uk.