Rotary club joins campaign to keep town’s streets clean

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The campaign to keep Sudbury clean continues to gather pace, with members of the Rotary Club of Sudbury volunteering their time to help with the project.

Sudbury’s community warden, Bradley Smith, has teamed up with the Free Press in a bid to keep the town clean, hoping to educate young and old alike on the importance of a litter-free environment.

Members of the Rotary Club of Sudbury, who are keen to promote the importance of a healthy environment, have come forward to pledge their support.

Together with staff from Waitrose in Sudbury, a number of Rotarians volunteered to carry out a community litter pick in the town yesterday (Thursday).

Around a dozen Rotary members met outside Waitrose in Station Road at 10am, before setting off with store staff and Mr Smith to clean up areas around the supermarket, train station and water meadows.

The litter pick was part of the club’s commitment to improving the local environment, having worked with several conservation organisations to plan a programme of visits for schoolchildren to wildlife sites in the area.

A number of local schools have signed-up to the programme, which will help encourage children’s understanding of the need to protect and care for their local environment.

Lynda Sebbage, chairman of the Rotary club’s environment committee, said: “The litter pick is just one way in which the Rotary club is supporting the town.

“Our new programme of working with local schools is a really exciting development to help children understand more about the need to protect their environment.”

Tesco staff will be holding a litter pick on Tuesday, April 14.