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Councillors and volunteers help keep Eastbourne tidy

Archery Rec litter pick - 15 May 2021
Archery Rec litter pick - 15 May 2021

Litter-pickers were out in force in Eastbourne on Saturday as part of Keep Britain Tidy's national Great British Spring Clean campaign.

Councillor David Tutt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, organised the events and the council's Neighbourhood First team provided the litter-picking equipment while Environment First disposed of the waste.

More than eight bags full of rubbish were collected from a clean-up at Archery Recreation Ground and the same amount at Langney Green in Etchingham Road.

Unfortunately, a scheduled litter pick at Roselands Recreation Ground was cancelled due to heavy rain.

Councillor Tutt said: "Thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time on Saturday to make sure our beautiful green spaces stay clean and tidy.

"The weather was against us in the morning but thankfully the sun had come out by noon, and we were able to go ahead with the remaining two litter picks which were a great success."

To access council support for a litter-pick visit: lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/bins-waste-and-recycling/litterpick

For information about the Great British Spring Clean campaign to clear litter from public spaces see: keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean