Grot spots are blitzed thanks to community litter-pick efforts

Volunteers during the community litter-pick in Harborough

Volunteers during the community litter-pick in Harborough

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Nearly 50 people cleared 48 sacks of rubbish from the streets of Harborough during a community litter-pick event organised recently by Harborough Improvement Team’s environment group.

Volunteers, including several families and staff from the town’s Sainsbury’s store, concentrated on particular areas which had been nominated as grot spots by town residents.

Equipment was provided by Harborough Council whose contractors recycled more than a quarter of the rubbish.

The base, pictured above, was the Octagon Hall of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, where there were displays by the Sustainable Harborough group, Harborough in Bloom and Love Where You Live & Work group, and where the volunteers could find out more about the Welland Rivers Trust project which is enabling the river to flow in a more natural way as it runs through the town.

To find out more about the group email Mary Danks at

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