Clean up campaign for Southgate

Litter pick at Southgate by Cllr and residents from around Bury St Edmunds. 'cllrs have arranged a litter pick Cllr Sarah Stamp and Patrick Chung organised the event after asking what the number one problem was in their area. ''Pictured;All the resident and people from the council but no MP.
Litter pick at Southgate by Cllr and residents from around Bury St Edmunds. 'cllrs have arranged a litter pick Cllr Sarah Stamp and Patrick Chung organised the event after asking what the number one problem was in their area. ''Pictured;All the resident and people from the council but no MP.

PEOPLE living in the Southgate ward area of Bury St Edmunds have given a thumbs down to rubbish and on Friday volunteers went to war on litter.

About 20 residents met outside Southgate Community Centre at Hardwick Precinct to join Bury St Edmunds town councillors Sarah Stamp and Patrick Chung.

Armed with bags and pickers, they then set off around the nearby streets to clean up paper, cigarette butts and cans.

Cllr Chung, who helped to organise the event, said: “From talking to the residents they said that litter was a major concern for them in the area. We just want a clean enviroment.

“People have come from all over the place, not just nearby. All parts of the community have come together.”

Joining the volunteers was Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley.

The volunteers were given two bags, one for normal waste and one for recycling.

Cllr) Stamp said: “We’d rather not just stick it all in a landfill, so we’ll recycle where we can. It’s also connected to the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.”

Mike Schultz, a resident, said: “Litter is becoming a real problem, people are throwing cigarette butts everywhere, it’s just filthy.”