Community pulls together in clean-up

Litter pick by the Southgate Community Centre and Hardwick shopping precinct, with councillors and kids from Hardwick Primary and Middle Schools involved.
Litter pick by the Southgate Community Centre and Hardwick shopping precinct, with councillors and kids from Hardwick Primary and Middle Schools involved.
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A SATELLITE dish and a garden table were among items collected during a clean-up in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday.

Concerns about broken glass and litter around the Southgate Community Centre prompted councillors to organise a litter pick.

Cllr Sarah Stamp, who helped to organise the event, said it was essential to get to ‘the real heart of the issue and stop people littering in the first place’.

“We were thrilled to have the children from both schools on the estate involved and to see them so animatedly talking about the problem and possible solutions,” she added.

Around 50 people took part, including schoolchildren, councillors and officers from St Edmundsbury Borough Council, representatives from the Southgate Church and the Southgate Community Partnership and local residents.