Team work for village clean-up
CORBY Old Village was given an autumnal spruce-up last month when Corby Borough Council’s Community Safety Team and some hard working volunteers joined in the latest Big Pick.
The event regularly brings the community together to clear up various parts of the borough, and this latest Big Pick concentrated on the Old Village.
A total of 13 people were working together – six of them volunteers, including Olympus Care Services, local councillor Julie Riley and Nick Cox from NAYC (Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs).
The end result of their labours meant that more than 20 bags of rubbish were collected, along with tyres, fly-tipped items and two shopping trolleys – all found and cleared up, making the Old Village a much cleaner place for residents.
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said: “Our Big Pick events continue to be a great success and it’s great to hear that volunteers willingly come out to help tidy up the community.
“A clean community makes for a happy one which is why we are more than happy to keep these events going.
“This time around, a special thank-you goes to the Good Bean Cafe in the Old Village which provided some much deserved refreshments to everyone who supported the event.”
If you would like to get involved in future Big Pick events or would like a litter pick in your area, contact Corby Borough Council’s community engagement officer, Lizzie Hudson, on: 01536 464603 or the Corby Community Safety Partnership on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CorbyCSP or Facebook: www.facebook.com/CorbyCSP
Pictured above – CLEAN TEAM: Corby Borough Council staff and volunteers with bags of rubbish collected at the latest Big Pick event.