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Clean up attracts more volunteers

Students from Churchill Community College, Wallsend, help clean up during the 2014 campaign.

Students from Churchill Community College, Wallsend, help clean up during the 2014 campaign.

Community-spirited residents have helped make North Tyneside spick and span by collecting ten tonnes of rubbish.

Since March, more than 1,200 children, 30 businesses, 37 community groups and more than 500 residents joined in 73 clean-ups in the borough.

It was part of North Tyneside Council’s Big Spring Clean, which also saw 28 fixed-penalty notices issued to those caught littering or not picking up after their dogs.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Now in its seventh year, the Big Spring Clean continues to be an extremely popular way for the community to help us in ensuring the borough is clean and green.

“The campaign always achieves excellent results and it’s a great example of how working together makes a big difference to our communities. I must thank everyone who has lent a hand.”

This year’s campaign also had a greater focus on responsible dog ownership, which will be taken forward as part of the council’s new NO MESSING! campaign.

 

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