The Big Clean continues to make a Big Impression

The Big Clean is continuing to make a big impression in communities across South Kesteven.

Cllr Dr Peter Moseley and Vicki Geeson of Priory Ruskin Academy with students showing their commitment to The Big Clean

Photo (above): Cllr Dr Peter Moseley and Vicki Geeson of Priory Ruskin Academy with students showing their commitment to The Big Clean

More than 160 tonnes of litter and weeds have been collected to date by the five South Kesteven District Council project teams tackling 'grotspots'.

'Before' and 'after' shots show the extent of the clear up operations as litter, weeds, fly-tipping, graffiti, broken bins and road signs have all been addressed.

Cllr Dr Peter Moseley, SKDC's Cabinet Member for Environment, met students at Priory Ruskin in Grantham to thank them for signing up to litter pick efforts. In Thurlby, Cllr Barry Dobson joined village clean co-ordinator Laura Staines and The Big Clean teams when they visited the area.

1Life, which run SKDC's leisure centres in the district are backing the initiative too with regular litter picking around their sites and Stamford Scouts Group made a great impression clearing up public areas after the Stamford Georgian Festival in the town in September.

Cllr Dr Moseley said: "Volunteers, groups and businesses from across our communities have been part of our thinking about The Big Clean from the outset, so we're delighted to have them all on board.

"School students and young people joining us and showing their dedication to help the campaign is very encouraging. Educating the next generation about why we need to raise and then maintain the street standard for their futures is among the key reasons we started this project."

There's still time to register as a volunteer or identify 'grotspots' that need attention in neighbourhoods by visiting SKBigClean or calling 01476 40 60 66.

Cllr Barry Dobson and village clean co-ordinator Laura Staines with a Big Clean Team in Thurlby

Photo (above): Cllr Barry Dobson and village clean co-ordinator Laura Staines with a Big Clean Team in Thurlby 

Natascha Farmery General Manager at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, far right, and her team are backing The Big Clean

Photo (above): Natascha Farmery General Manager at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre, far right, and her team are backing The Big Clean

Stamford Scouts joined The Big Clean during the Stamford Georgian Festival

Photo (above): Stamford Scouts joined The Big Clean during the Stamford Georgian Festival

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