“The borough council is launching its spring clean initiative next Friday (27 April) which will extend into the weekend, with the hope that councillors, council officers, Wellingborough Norse and the local community will all work together to brighten up the borough.
Wellingborough Norse have kindly agreed to provide kit to as many people as possible (until stocks run out) – including bin bags, and will collect any bags of rubbish that they are notified about - and which are left by the side of the road for collection - either over the weekend or early the week after.
Councillor Martin Griffiths, Leader of the Council said “we want to brighten up our borough in time for the Waendel walk where we will welcome visitors from across the globe.”
What’s the plan?
On Friday and Saturday the Leader of the Council will launch two sweeps in Wellingborough itself:
On Friday he will meet volunteers at 10am at the Embankment car park and work along the footpaths on the river bank
On Saturday he will meet volunteers at 9.30am in Swanspool House car park who will make their way across Croyland Gardens and into Croyland Park
On both days the litter pick will end by 3pm.
Everyone is welcome to join him for as short or as long a time as they wish, but he is also encouraging community groups in both Wellingborough and the parishes to make their own arrangements, and set their own routes, if they would prefer to do so.
Wellingborough Norse will provide gloves and litter pickers to as many people as possible but, if stocks run out, volunteers are requested to take sensible safety precautions such as wearing gloves, sensible footwear and brightly coloured clothing; Wellingborough Norse has a safety advisory note for everyone who notifies them that they would like to get involved. The Leader of the Council very much appreciates the community spirit so evident in the borough, but would want to be sure that everyone was safe whilst taking part.
How to get involved?
Volunteers should telephone this number at Wellingborough Norse by 20 April to arrange for bags, kit and pick-ups of collected rubbish: 01933 234520. If you or your group can’t help on this weekend Wellingborough Norse can lend equipment and arrange pick-ups at times to suit you.
The Leader would like to thank, in advance, everyone who is willing to spare a few hours to make the borough look full of the joys of spring!”