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Litter pickers help to make Thorpe St Andrew sparkle

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 April 2014

Litter Action Day in Thorpe St Andrew; Photo credit: Submitted.

Litter Action Day in Thorpe St Andrew; Photo credit: Submitted.

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A group of keen litter pickers have been busy taking part in a spring clean to make the streets of Thorpe St Andrew sparkle once again.

Litter Action Day in Thorpe St Andrew. (Left to right) Town mayor John Ward, neighbourhood administrator Rosie Blamery, comunity warden from Circle Anglia Housing Nick Walke and councillor Jonathan Emsell; Photo credit: Submitted.Litter Action Day in Thorpe St Andrew. (Left to right) Town mayor John Ward, neighbourhood administrator Rosie Blamery, comunity warden from Circle Anglia Housing Nick Walke and councillor Jonathan Emsell; Photo credit: Submitted.

Organised by the town council as part of its initiative to clean the area, members of the council, Norfolk Constabulary’s Safer Neighbourhood Team and Circle Housing Wherry joined forces to take action against the litter bugs.

Town mayor John Ward said: “We are very grateful to everyone who pitched in to help clean-up Thorpe St Andrew. We are especially grateful to the local police team and Circle Housing Wherry officers who have made a really significant contribution to getting the town cleaned-up.”

The Litter Action Day was also part of a project to get Thorpe St Andrew gleaming before yesterday’s St George’s Day celebrations at Dussindale Park, off Pound Lane.

The volunteers helped to fill four skips with dumped rubbish from around the estate and clear gardens to make The Denes area a safe and pleasant place for everyone to enjoy this summer.

A large number of residents also came out to help each other remove a vast amount of unwanted items and one resident kindly provided the Circle Housing Wherry volunteers with cold drinks.

Town council members, staff and officers also joined in with litter picking at Dussindale Park whilst contractors working for the environment department of Broadland District Council were also busy litter picking along the ring road in Thorpe St Andrew.

• Have you been involved with a community project? Contact reporter Donna-Louise Bishop on 01603 693892, email donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk or follow on Twitter @donnaloubishop.

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