It was great to see the good people of Tissington leading the way as Community Clear Up Day activities got underway at the weekend.
In a two-hour litter pick on Sunday morning, volunteers organised by Tissington Parish Council collected 50 sacks of rubbish in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales village, together with a couple of industrial drums, a tyre and a television set!
Middleton Litter Pickers, a group that regularly tidies up in Middleton by Wirksworth, collected 13 bags of rubbish last week as we continue to urge local businesses, parish councils and community sports and school groups to join in this national spring clean.
The District Council is supporting the campaign with waste collection contractor Serco by coordinating the collection of any litter collected. We also contributed up to £100 to the first 10 applications registering online to cover the costs of litter pickers, bin bags and protective gloves.
This Saturday, 28 March, Matlock Town Council is organising local community groups such as Cadets, Rotary, Matlock In Bloom and many others to join in a litter pick at Denefield. Also helping will be PCSO David Dickinson and Gary Wain from Denefield Rangers.
On 14 April Norbury & Roston WI members and villagers are joining forces to pick litter from all streets and verges in Norbury and Roston. The volunteers will also clean sign posts and telephone boxes and what has become an annual event also attended by children from Norbury Primary School.