Wednesday 3 December 2014

Stradbroke will be shining like a star this Christmas thanks to school pupils and local residents who have been busy litter picking!

Members of Stradbroke Tenants and Community Association and the ‘Link’ community centre had noticed that the litter in the area was on the increase and a meeting was held with members from the TACA, staff from Outwood Academy, Amey and the Council Housing service.

It was agreed that a series of litter picks would be held once a month involving all parties and that a programme of education would be put together for young and old alike to get across the importance of binning their rubbish. A campaign is also being put in place where images of local people (of good stature) will be put on bins promoting the idea of placing your rubbish in bins and keeping the area tidy. The TACA are also in consultation with Amey to paint and name the rubbish bins in the area.

On the day of the litter pick twenty bags of rubbish were collected.

Cllr Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods said, ‘‘It’s great to have opportunities for officers to work with local partners and residents in the community in a positive way to try and improve the environment we live in. Such events help to educate children on the problems caused by littering and give them an opportunity to make a difference. Stradbroke TARA are doing a great job to brighten up their community.”