I have been working with several local groups and schools in Trinity Ward over the past week.
We have cheerfully picked up huge amounts of rubbish and litter and fulled numerous purple 'Clean for the Queen' bags. This is all to mark the Queen's 90th birthday later this year. Local residents have said how much better the streets and parks look and they have really noticed the difference.
Rob Strickland, the Neighborhood Warden,and I went into Malcolm Arnold Prep School and talked to the children about the problems of litter and rubbish. Rob showed them a presentation highlighting the hazards and problems around discarded rubbish and litter. The section on dog fouling struck a cord with many of the youngsters with tales of playing in the park and pavements on the way to school. They are all designing and making posters to raise awareness of the problems of litter and rubbish.