Northampton residents invited to take part in community clear-up day events

Previous community clear-ups in Northamptonshire: Croyland Brook and Park
Previous community clear-ups in Northamptonshire: Croyland Brook and Park

Residents and businesses in Northampton are invited to take part in group litter picks across the town this weekend in celebration of Community Clear Up Day.

Events on Saturday, March 21, are taking place at the Dragon Mound in the Racecourse at 10am and at the stables in Delapre Park at 2pm.

Estate clear ups will be at Standens Barn at 12 noon, meeting at the community centre, and Bellinge at 1pm, meeting at the Community House.

Neighbourhood wardens will also be joining forces with representatives from Northampton Town Centre BID to clear litter in the town centre.

Community Clear Up Day, which was launched to mark the first day of spring this year, is an initiative intended to both bring communities together and clear up streets and public spaces.

Councillor Mike Hallam, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for the environment, said: “This national event is a great way to focus attention on the issue of littering.

“Keeping our town clean and tidy is something we can all help with. These clean ups will be going ahead and it will be great if volunteers can join us.”