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Compton Acres litter pick volunteers fill 20 bags in an hour

On Saturday 9 March, a litter-picking event was organised by Compton Acres ward Rushcliffe Borough councillors Hari Om and Alan Philips.

It was a wonderful turnout of volunteers  of all ages, and the litter pick was a huge success, with over 20 bags of rubbish collected in just one hour

Cllr Gordon Wheeler ( Rushcliffe Borough Council Edwalton ward and Nottinghamshire County Council for West Bridgford West ) and Streetwise’s Manager Luke Colaluca also joined the group of volunteers to help keep Compton Acres, tidy.

Streetwise provided the litter-picking equipment to volunteers.

A 1.2m long litterpicker was given its first outing which enabled litter to be collected from sections of the watercourse for the first time from the safety of the bank.

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Cllrs Om and Phillips said it was so encouraging to see families with young children participate in this event along the many pathways throughout Compton Acres.

Adult volunteers were able to concentrate on areas around the watercourse and sections of Landmere Lane.

Many Compton Acres residents were very appreciative of the litter-picking volunteers and expressed an interest in getting involved on the next community litter-pick.

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