Due to the adverse weather this year, the Great British Spring Clean in Corby may have taken a little longer to complete but the results are in and it was well worth the wait.
Corby Borough Council in partnership with the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, local businesses and community groups come together over the last couple of months to make the borough safer, cleaner and greener as part of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean campaign.
A total of 14 clean up events were held, approximately 2,000 young people participated in various school education sessions and an amazing 13 hours of dog fouling and litter enforcement patrols were undertaken
Because of the work involved a massive 274 bags of waste were collected throughout the initiative and 2 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued for dog fouling.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environmental Services, Cllr Mark Pengelly said:
‘What a great result once again by everyone involved in the Great British Spring Clean in Corby. Littering has been identified as a local priority across the Borough and it is great to see it being tackled in such a positive way. Thank you to all of those involved in organising the events and of course to all of the volunteers that have given up their time to help join us clearing up litter in our community.’
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Neighbourhood Services, Cllr Bob Eyles said:
'I’d like to say a big well done to all of those involved in the Great British Spring Clean, even with the weather giving us some challenges it has been a real success.
‘We hope that these results will make people realise just how much their own little bit of litter can actually contribute to becoming 274 bags of it scattered across our Borough and deter them from dropping any in the future.’
Sgt Rob Offord, Corby Town Neighbourhood Policing said:
“Woking in partnership with local authorities and schools is a key part of making Corby a Safer and more enjoyable place to live, the Northamptonshire Police Neighbourhoods teams are committed to working together for the benefit of residents, by making our environment look and feel cleaner this will in turn have an impact on how our communities respect where we live and in turn reduce crime and the fear of crime.”