Appeal to Bury St Edmunds residents to be proud and tidy

Pic by Richard Marsham -Andrew Conroy and Bethany Whymark collect rubbish as part of a Community Litter Pick in Glastonbury Road. ANL-150919-195956009
Pic by Richard Marsham -Andrew Conroy and Bethany Whymark collect rubbish as part of a Community Litter Pick in Glastonbury Road. ANL-150919-195956009

A Bury St Edmunds councillor is asking people to ‘care about our area’ as the Bury Free Press reignites its cleanliness campaign.

With two litter picks taking place in the town in the past week, the issue of abandoned rubbish is one which residents are attempting to address.

Cllr Sarah Stamp, county councillor for Westgate and Southgate wards, said: “I am always really pleased to see so many people turn up to support these important community litter picks and both estates are definitely looking better as a result of regular litter picks.

“The impact is about more than the physical tidying, it’s a great way to raise awareness and remind people that if we all care about our area just that little bit more then it will soon make a difference.”

With the aim of reigniting the message of our Let’s Be Proud Of Bury campaign, I set out on a litter pick on the Horringer Court estate on Saturday with volunteers from the Horringer Court Community Church.

Starting out from the parade of shops in Glastonbury Road, my chaperone Andrew Conroy noted the area was rather cleaner than usual, suggesting some may have been picking earlier in the week.

Together we scoured the adjoining car park for leftovers, Andrew exercising patience with my inept handling of the litter picker.

Cllr Stamp and Cllr Patrick Chung, Mayor of St Edmundsbury, also enjoyed a successful litter pick in their Southgate ward on Tuesday.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council can loan high-visibility waistcoats, litter pickers and sacks to residents for their own litter picks. You can dispose of the rubbish yourself or arrange for the council to collect and dispose of it.