Litter pickers are just champion

RUBBISH STORY: Litter pickers are just champion

RUBBISH STORY: Litter pickers are just champion

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DARLINGTON’S street champions and friends groups joined forces for a litter-picking event.

Street champions are volunteers who help make the town cleaner and a safer place to live by reporting environmental issues such as fly-tipping, graffiti, smashed glass and dog fouling.

They are also responsible for organising litter picks in their local parks.

Friends groups help look after the town’s parks.

Street champions and friends group members joined members of Darlington Borough Council’s street scene team, as well as the town’s MP Jenny Chapman, for a litter-pick in South Park on Saturday (May 3) morning.

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11:38am Wed 7 May 14

thehogman says...

these guys deserve a pat on the back; well done
these guys deserve a pat on the back; well done thehogman
  • Score: 3

11:52am Wed 7 May 14

Homshaw1 says...

I was driving down Grange Rd on Thursday evening. Someone threw a drinks can into the bushes. There were litter bins nearby.

Police, CCTV operators and council workers must see it happen all the time. People need charging and there needs to be a proper deterrent.

Yes these people are doing a great job but the underlying problem needs dealing with
I was driving down Grange Rd on Thursday evening. Someone threw a drinks can into the bushes. There were litter bins nearby. Police, CCTV operators and council workers must see it happen all the time. People need charging and there needs to be a proper deterrent. Yes these people are doing a great job but the underlying problem needs dealing with Homshaw1
  • Score: 5

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