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Volunteers team up for big tidy-up in Long Melford




Long Melford Primary School pupils join the Long Melford Litter Pickers for the Great British Spring Clean on March 28, 2019. Photo by Steve Thomson. (8149469)
Long Melford Primary School pupils join the Long Melford Litter Pickers for the Great British Spring Clean on March 28, 2019. Photo by Steve Thomson. (8149469)

Dozens of volunteers of all ages lent their efforts towards helping to clean up Long Melford, with a pair of litter picking events.

More than 30 Year 4 and Year 5 pupils from Long Melford Church of England Primary School joined the Long Melford Litter Pickers (LMLP) for the Great British Spring Clean on Thursday.

Using litter pickers loaned by Sudbury Town Council’s community wardens, the children helped to collect discarded rubbish on a route between Cordell Place and the primary school.

Julie Thomson, from the Long Melford Litter Pickers, said: “The youngsters were enthusiastic and really enjoyed interacting with members of our voluntary group.

“Once back at school, the litter was sorted out so that the plastic bottles and aluminium cans could be recycled.”

The Long Melford Litter Pickers carried out a 'Great British Spring Clean'....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (8161569)
The Long Melford Litter Pickers carried out a 'Great British Spring Clean'....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (8161569)

The clean-up initiative then continued on Sunday morning, when a group of residents set off from the village hall with members from the LMLP, which recently acquired new high-visibility jackets following donations from the Long Melford-based Project Seven and The Georgian Club.

The LMLP is now seeking more volunteers to support their ongoing work to keep the village clean.

For further information, telephone Julie on 01787 375329 or go online to longmelfordlitterpickers@gmail.com.



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