Sovereign Harbour gets spring clean thanks to volunteers

Sovereign Harbour residents collected more than 40 bags of rubbish in their clean-up day SUS-150323-120538001
Sovereign Harbour residents collected more than 40 bags of rubbish in their clean-up day SUS-150323-120538001

The Sovereign Harbour Community Association (SHCA) organised a Harbour Clean-Up Day on Saturday, March 21 as part of the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ National Clear-Up Day.

Groups of volunteers, about 45 in all, put on their gardening gloves and, armed with litter pickers, set about clearing up three problem areas; the entrance to the retail park, the land between the cycle path and the rear of the retail park, and the land adjacent to Martinique Way, known as Site One.

More than forty black bags were filled with litter and other assorted rubbish. Asda Community Involvement Colleague, Theresa Parkinson, loaned the litter pickers and the Neighbourhood First Team supplied the bags and arranged for them to be picked up.

Many of those who participated said they thought it would be good to make this a regular event, perhaps targeting a specific area. If you would like to take part, please e-mail the SHCA letting them know how frequently you feel the events should be held, what days and times would be convenient for you and which area(s) you would like to target.

Keep Britain Tidy is a national campaign that has been working to keep the country clean for nearly 60 years. It runs a series of environmental programmes, covering all areas from beaches to parks and schools.

For more information, visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.