Northampton has become a very dirty town, wherever you look there is rubbish and fly tipping on street corners, and people constantly complaining the council do nothing. But it’s the general public who continue to drop rubbish, which has labelled Northampton as the dirtiest town in the County.
We need people from all communities to take responsibility for their own actions, bins are provided for a purpose, and if people choose to ignore them then they are only contributing to damaging the look of our community and environment which is sending out a negative message to our young people.
In St James I recently launched our very own ‘Don’t drop-it, bin it’ campaign involving the local Young Ambassadors from St James Primary School. These young people are going to set an example in the town that I hope will start to send out a positive message that they want everybody to change their habits and behaviours about littering. My ambition is to make Northampton become the cleanest town in the County which everyone can be proud of but we can only do this if everyone gets behind this campaign.