Litter pick cleans up on Melford by-pass
PUBLISHED: 10:32 19 February 2019
A litter sweep along the Melford by-pass near Sudbury saw more than 60 sacks filled with rubbish dumped by motorists.
The annual pick took place three miles in either direction between the Melford Road roundabout and the A1092 High Street junction, yielding a total of 63 bags.
Bradley Smith, community warden supervisor for Sudbury Town Council which organised the pick, said this was 16 bags less than was collected in 2018 and was encouraging.
He said: “There are always going to be a selfish few who just throw rubbish wherever they want, but this was a really good result as it shows littering has come dowm.
“We get a lot of support from the community for public litter picks elsewhere, it shows that people are keen to take part in looking after their local environment and take pride in it.”
Because it took place along a major road the work was done by council contractors Idverde.
However community litter picks will be taking place throughout the year.
The first takes place on Saturday February 23. Anyone wanting to take part should meet at the Tesco store at 10am, equipment will be provided.
Similar picks also take part in Great Cornard. The next one will be held on Saturday March 16, meet at 10am at The Stevenson Centre in Stevenson Approach.