Amanda Milling MP joined The Friends of Hednesford Park this morning for The Great British Spring Clean. “I was delighted to join the team of volunteers who took part in the Great British Spring Clean event. Even the rain can’t dent the community spirit in Hednesford and despite the weather we still had a great litter picking session. Thank you to everyone who organised and took part in the litter pick. Litter picks like this really do make a big difference, helping to ensure our local area is not blighted by rubbish. I look forward to joining in more litter picks in the future, hopefully in better weather!”
Cannock Chase Council’s Heather Francis, the Garden Education and Community Officer for Hednesford Park, runs a Work Experience session every Friday; volunteers are taught a holistic view of working outside. Today our band of very wet merry ‘heros’ took part in the National ‘Great British Spring Clean’ Event.
Andy Williams from The Friends of Hednesford Park Committee explained “A lot of rubbish is thrown from passing traffic from neighbouring roads, which gets trapped in the perimeter hedging. Rubbish collected today consisted of soft drink cans, plastic bottles, sweet and crips wrappers, and fast food company packaging. The positive change since our last community litter pick is a drastic reduction in plastic bags collected , this shows that the charge on bags has made a positive difference.”