Craven Arms volunteers take part in the Big Tidy Up campaign
Officers from Shropshire Council’s environmental maintenance team joined forces with Craven Arms Volunteers for the Environment (CAVE) to pick up litter around Craven Arms as part of the national Big Tidy Up campaign on Monday 16 April 2012.
In total five bags of litter were collected from around the town, including glass bottles (which were recycled), lots of discarded cigarettes and even a trainer.
The Big Tidy Up campaign is a national initiative encouraging residents, voluntary groups and organisations to carry out litter picks in their area. For further information on the Big Tidy Up campaign visit their website at www.thebigtidyup.org.
CAVE are a group of local volunteers who undertake various seasonal tasks around the town to care for the local environment and keep Craven Arms neat and tidy.
Martin Bennett, Shropshire Council’s deputy Cabinet member responsible for streetscene, said:
“Shropshire Council was very pleased to help the local volunteers in Craven Arms while they took part in this national campaign. The work done by members of the community volunteering on projects such as this is very much appreciated by everyone in the local area.”
If you would like to be kept informed of opportunities to volunteer with CAVE, please contact Merinda Essex, group leader, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report a problem of litter in Shropshire or to organise a community litterpick call 0345 678 9006 or visit shropshire.gov.uk/environmentmaintenance.nsf.