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Colwick residents collect more than 70 bags of litter in woodland clean up

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Armed with litter pickers and rubbish sacks, a group of residents from Colwick have been clearing up woodland around their village.

More than 70 sacks of litter along with household items, clothing, electrical equipment and mattresses removed from woodland on Chaworth Road last weekend.

The event, dubbed the Big Colwick Clean Up, was organised by Colwick’s Independent Councillor Russell Whiting and is supported by Colwick Parish Council.

Over the course of two weekends volunteers will tackle some of the worst litter hot-spots in Colwick.

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Volunteers with bags of rubbish collected during a litter pick event

The action will coincide with Gedling Borough Council’s Environment Week and the Big Spring Clean – promoted by Keep Britain Tidy.

Cllr Russell Whiting, who represents Colwick on Gedling Borough Council said: “Anyone who has ever walked along Chaworth Road will know how much litter there is, and although we’ve made a good dent this weekend, there is still more to do.

“It’s so fantastic to see the community come out in all weathers to work to improve our area. I am really excited about the social action we are seeing in Colwick and hopefully as we do more events, more people will get involved.”

The Big Colwick Clean Up will continue next weekend when the team will tackle a waterway which runs through the Colwick Industrial Estate.

Anyone interested in getting involved in next weekend’s event can contact Cllr Russell Whiting on Facebook.

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