Volunteers ‘blitz’ litter-strewn Leominster park

Litter busters Andy Gibson, Linda Garrett, Felicity Norman and Jenny Bartlett at the Sydonia in Leominster.

Litter busters Andy Gibson, Linda Garrett, Felicity Norman and Jenny Bartlett at the Sydonia in Leominster.

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WET weather did not stop a community litter squad from “blitzing” Leominster’s Sydonia park.

Litter busters collected eight sacks of rubbish in 90 minutes from the area after Linda Garrett contacted councillor Jenny Bartlett about its untidy state.

The women joined forces with other volunteers – Andy Gibson, Felicity Norman, Jane Lacey and Pete Blench – to carry out a clean sweep of litter-strewn grass and the adjoining skate park.

Councillor Jenny Bartlett said the skate park was covered with cans, bottles and crisp packets while its large rubbish bin stood completely empty.

She asked: “Can we appeal to local parents to encourage a ‘use the bin’ habit among their youngsters?"

Anyone who would like to help form a neighbourhood ‘friends of Sydonia’ care group should email Jenny Bartlett on jenny.bartlett8@btinternet.com

• Volunteers are welcome to take part in Leominster’s regular Sunday morning town centre litter picks.

The groups meets at 10am by Leominster Fire Station. More information is available from the Leominster Town Council offices on West Street.

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3:00pm Mon 18 Aug 14

TwoWheelsGood says...

And Balfour Beatty were where in all of this, having been paid to do it, and indeed, residents having been taxed to pay Balfour Beatty?
And Balfour Beatty were where in all of this, having been paid to do it, and indeed, residents having been taxed to pay Balfour Beatty? TwoWheelsGood
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3:22pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Mr.Herefordian says...

Belfour Beatty have just about stoped picking up litter that morons have dropped everywhere, but taxpayers have paid for this service along with grass cutting and pot hole "repairs". I do notice that some of there staff seem to have lots of breaks while going about their business. These litter groups who are cleaning up others filth in their areas are doing a great job, it shows that there are some around who have a pride in their community while others don't.
Belfour Beatty have just about stoped picking up litter that morons have dropped everywhere, but taxpayers have paid for this service along with grass cutting and pot hole "repairs". I do notice that some of there staff seem to have lots of breaks while going about their business. These litter groups who are cleaning up others filth in their areas are doing a great job, it shows that there are some around who have a pride in their community while others don't. Mr.Herefordian
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