Big summer clean up by volunteers is a big success

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DOG mess, litter and fly-tipped rubbish has been cleared up in a week-long blitz.

More than 160 volunteers took part in a project called Clean Up For Summer organised by the Leigh Park Community-Led Planning Team.

Groups took part in litter picks in local opens spaces, woodlands and play areas.

The volunteers collected over 80 bags of litter in total from locations across the town.

To help build on the success of the week and keep Leigh Park clean all year round, the team is now asking organisations to adopt an area that is significant to them and continue to litter pick and help to keep the area clear all year round.

Councillor Yvonne Weeks, who is responsible for economy and communities, said ‘Havant Borough Council is already working to eradicate the problem of litter and dog mess through the No Ifs, No Butts and Pick Up or Pay Up campaigns by issuing fixed penalty notices to anyone found to be dropping litter or not cleaning up after their dog.

‘However, I think with the help of the community in this way it shows that we all want the same – a clean borough in which to live, work and enjoy.’