Millom grot spot cleaned up
Last updated at 13:40, Friday, 01 June 2012
RUSTY car seats and dozens of kitchen tiles were among items strewn across a popular nature reserve.
A litter pick at the Hodbarrow Nature Reserve, in Millom, took place as part of Copeland Borough Council’s health week.
More than 35 activities were on offer across Copeland.
Mhairi Maclauchlan, RSPB Hodbarrow warden, said: “We had 14 volunteers along with some staff from the Tesco store, which we really appreciated.
“I lost count of the amount we’d collected by the end of the day but it must have been 30 to 40 bags of rubbish.
“There was all sorts – some duvets, tiles and some rusted up car seats.
“The reserve is looking much tidier, we took so much away.
“There were people walking around the reserve and we managed to chat to a few people who commented on that.
“We had a lot of support from Copeland Borough Council but hopefully we’ll hold another event.”
A spokesman for Copeland Borough Council said: “Hodbarrow Nature Reserve clean up proved very popular, and was a complete success.”
Miss Machlauchlan added: “It’s about getting the message across, not everybody does it but if people can take their litter home it would be a big help.”
The Evening Mail’s Big Clean is returning for a second year and has been backed by Barrow Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council and South Lakeland District Council.
We want to hear from our readers where the grot spots are so we can help tackle them.
Last year in Barrow alone, more than one-and-a-half tons of rubbish was picked up during the Big Clean and we’re hoping to build on that success.
Scores of people turned out to events last year and this year we want to make the campaign even better.
From Millom to Grange, if you have an area you think needs to be cleaned up, or if your organisation wants to get involved, email email@example.com with Big Clean in the subject field or call 01229 840186.
First published at 13:23, Friday, 01 June 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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This event was a great success and shows what a positive difference just a few residents can make with a little help.Much of the litter we cleared had been there for some time and hopefully now it has been cleared, people will be encouraged to keep the Nature Reserve clean and tidy. The RSPB Reserve is a fabulous resource for us all to enjoy - lets all look after it please.
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