As part of the Keep Britain Tidy Campagne, Biddulph Rotary member, Graeme Court, undertook to organise and run the Great Biddulph Litter Pick on Saturday, 30th March.
In addition to other members of Biddulph Rotary, Graeme recruited volunteer helpers from several other organisations, and these and many other individual volunteers were divided into teams each led by a rotarian and allocated to specific areas of the Town.
On Friday over 20 students and teachers from Biddulph High School, cleared the streets around Knypersley of fifteen large bags of waste. The following day, about 50 people, including 20 students fromWoodhouse Academy, cleared another 60 large bags of waste from various parts of Biddulph, including Craigside, Wharf Road, Biddulph Valley way, Biddulph Grange Country Park and Visitor Centre, Biddulph Valley Park, Congleton Road and the area around Marsh Green Road and the Water Treatment Works.
Rtn Graeme Court, expressed his grateful thanks for the amazing turn out of volunteers, which included so many young people. He hopes those youngsters will spread the word amongst their peer groups, that dropping litter is bad for the look of the town as well as damaging its wildlife and the environment.
Thanks for their support go to the students and staff of Biddulph High School, Woodhouse Academy, Biddulph in Bloom volunteers, Friends of Biddulph Grange Country Park, fellow Rotarians and wives.
Thanks also to the Town Council Chief Officer, Sarah Haydon and High Peak Council Environmental Services for their invaluable help and support with the equipment
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