Last weekend, MP for South Derbyshire, Heather Wheeler MP, joined forces with many local people as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Litter Pick campaign in Castleton Park, Church Gresley.
There was wide ranging community support for the event including from: the Castleton Park Community Group, Councillors David Muller, Julie Patten and Stuart Swann from South Derbyshire District Council, McDonald’s employees from Ashby, Coalville and Swadlincote, Coalville Town Football Club Under 13s and local residents.
Over the course of a morning which saw some decent weather, the team collected 54 bags of rubbish with a few bizarre items uncovered such as a car wheel, shopping basket and a traffic cone.
Following the event, Heather said:
“The Great British Litter Pick at Castleton Park was a super example of a community coming together for a common cause.
Normally when we use the term community we think of it just meaning local people but there were helpers from as far away as Coalville and assistance from businesses like McDonalds and also Toons who provided refreshment.
Huge credit must go to Lisa Brooks of the Castleton Park Community Group for organising the event and ensuring that we made the most of the manpower to clean up the estate.”