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Cleaning up!

Young and old come together to rid streets of rubbish

 

Over 100 bin bags of rubbish have been collected at a series of community litter picks organised by Coastline Housing this summer.

 

The Cornish Housing charity arranged weekly events in neighbourhoods across Camborne, Troon, Helston, Porthleven, Pool and Redruth.

 

From the youngest litter picker aged just one to the oldest aged 75, local residents have been keen to come out, connect with their neighbours and help clean up communities.

 

Tamsyn Pegler, Volunteer Manager, said: “It was great to see members of the community from across the generations getting involved. Local community groups such as Porthleven Environment Group also joined us and it was great to see so many people taking pride in where they live.”

 

The rubbish collected overall equates to a 10,400 litre volume of litter no longer on the streets.

 

Special thanks goes to Biffa, for kindly donating litter pick equipment to Coastline for these events, and to Heartlands for providing attendees with free refreshments on the day of the litter pick at this location.

 

The events have been such a success that Coastline is planning to arrange more community litter pick days in other locations across Cornwall.

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