Litter problem is ‘unacceptable’

Despite the rain residents and councillors, both young and old, took to the streets around Tesco in Sudbury to clean up the area. ANL-150411-101900001
Despite the rain residents and councillors, both young and old, took to the streets around Tesco in Sudbury to clean up the area. ANL-150411-101900001

Around 25 people turned up at Sudbury’s Tesco last Wednesday for a litter pick.

Led by community warden Bradley Smith, his volunteer team was comprised of Suffolk Housing Society, Tesco, Rotary Club of Sudbury, the mayor Jack Owen and his fellow councillors, plus members of the public, the youngest being just six-years-old.

The team concentrated on the bypass near Tesco, the area around Richard Burn Way and B&Q, as well as into Springlands. In total, 26 large bags of rubbish were collected.

Mr Smith said: “I was really delighted to see so many people despite the dreadful weather. The amount of rubbish we collected is simply not acceptable.

“I have no hesitation in saying that if I see anyone dropping litter, I can, on behalf of the town council, issue a fixed penalty notice of £80.”

Mr Smith is planning community litter picks every two months.