Volunteers clean up streets

Newmarket Journal - 21st April 2012''Mildenhall Parish Councillor, Tony Wheble picks up litter around Mildenhall.
Newmarket Journal - 21st April 2012''Mildenhall Parish Councillor, Tony Wheble picks up litter around Mildenhall.

VOLUNTEERS and councillors joined forces to help clean up the streets of Mildenhall.

Groups of people in fluorescent jackets carrying bin bags and litter pickers set out from the parish council office last Saturday with the aim of cleaning up their local community.

Tony Wheeble, chairman of the parish council, led a group to clean the streets around Mildenhall bus station, while a second group of councillors cleared rubbish from around West Row.

Cllr Wheeble said: “We did a good job.

“It makes the town look better. It was not filthy dirty but now it looks that much better.”

Despite the group’s efforts eventually being rained off they collected more than a dozen bags of rubbish from around the town.

Cllr Wheeble said cigarette ends were the biggest problem, with more than 500 picked up from around the bus station.

The council has organised litter picks in the parish and following the success of last week’s event will look to organise another before the end of the year.

Cllr Wheeble thanked the volunteers who gave up their time and helped to clear rubbish from around the town.