Campaign to clear Wolverton of litter is launched

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Don’t rubbish Wolverton.

That is the message from a group of residents in the town who have had enough of the amount of litter on their streets,

Fed-up of fly-tipping in the backways and rubbish on the roads they have launched the ‘Don’t Rubbish Wolverton’ campaign.

The residents have already started planning ‘The BIG Clean Up,’ which is taking place over the weekend of April 20 and 21.

One, Hannah Kitchen, who initiated the project, said: “We’ve had a fabulous response from people who, like me, love our town, but are fed-up of a small minority who irresponsibly dump rubbish in the backways and the streets.”

The Clean Up will target problem areas in the town which have been identified by residents. It has the backing of Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council, Milton Keynes Council and SERCO.

SERCO is arranging for larger items of rubbish to be removed before the weekend so volunteers can concentrate on litter-picking and lighter cleaning duties.

Free children’s activities are being provided by Milton Keynes Play Association at Wolverton Community Orchard between 10am and 12noon on both days.

Wolverton based restaurant, Verandah Talk, will also be providing a free buffet lunch for volunteers on both Saturday and Sunday.

Owner Taj Raja said: “This is a fabulous example of people power and the strong community spirit that exists in Wolverton.

“VerandahTalk is happy to do our bit in supporting the efforts of the Wolverton community.”