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Volunteers help with city spring clean

Volunteers have helped to spruce up their city for the summer by taking part in spring cleaning events.

Six community clean-up events took place in just two days in April as part of Leicester City Council’s Big Spring Clean campaign.

Cllr Sarah Russell, responsible for neighbourhood services at the council, said: “Six spring clean events in just two days is incredible. It’s great to see so many people willing to get involved and take pride in their local neighbourhoods. That’s what the Big Spring Clean is all about.”

On April 16, the Friends of Highway Spinney organised a litter-clearing event at the site in Braunstone, with the help of local volunteers.

Later in the day more volunteers helped city council staff to pick up litter and tidy the open space at Sedgebrook Road.

In the afternoon, staff, parents and children from the New Parks Adventure Playground took part in a spring clean at Western Park.

The clean-up operations continued the next day when volunteers joined council staff for a Big Spring Clean at Beaumont Park and Heacham Drive. Work included tidying overgrown shrubs, cleaning away graffiti and picking up rubbish.

Pupils from Beaumont Leys School then joined forces with city wardens to clear litter from their school grounds and the surrounding area Volunteers from local environmental charity Groundwork also took part in a Big Spring Clean of The Orchards nature reserve on Groby Road.

The Big Spring Clean campaign runs across the city until June 5.

 

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