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Massive Uttoxeter community litter pick launched

06/04/13 Uttoxeter Heath Big local event - Heath Community Centre, Uttoxeter
The Big Local,RESIDENTS are being invited to attend an event regarding how a funding-pot of cash for their area is to be spent.

06/04/13 Uttoxeter Heath Big local event - Heath Community Centre, Uttoxeter The Big Local,RESIDENTS are being invited to attend an event regarding how a funding-pot of cash for their area is to be spent.

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COMMUNITY leaders will tomorrow join together to clean up their streets with the biggest mass litter pick Uttoxeter has ever seen.

The Heath Big Local (HBL), which was set up to spend £1 million in lottery funding, is asking participants to meet at the Heath Community Centre at 10am.

As well as deciding how to spend the cash, HBL is keen to carry out community work in the Heath.

Through its consultation work, the group has discovered Heath residents are ‘fed up’ of litter and dog fouling near their homes.

HBL vice chairman Zdzislaw Krupski said: “It is important we show we care and have pride in the area in which we live. We really do encourage all local residents and HBL supporters to join us.

“Time is precious to us all but the litter pick will only take an hour.”

Four litter picking routes have been set up across the Heath area.

The red route takes pickers from Heath Cross, down the cinder path to Cockstubbles, to the path at the rear of Fox’s, past the old bakery and back to the community centre.

The blue route runs from the community centre park, down the path to Windsor Road, across Grange Road to the Princess Road area and back to the centre via Holly Road.

The green route runs from the Three Tuns junction to Johnson Road, Howitt Crescent play area, Park Street, Pennycroft Road playing fields, Park Street and Cheadle Road.

The orange route will see Holly Road, Byrds Lane, Pennycroft Road, Lightfoot Road, West Way, School Road, Copes Way and Windsor Road cleaned up.

The RSPCA will be in attendance at the community centre to give advice on dog ownership to help tackle the fouling problems.

Murrae Blair-Park, regional RSPCA branch manager, said: “Along with the borough council’s campaign, ‘Your Dog your responsibility’, we encourage owners to take a responsible approach towards dog fouling.”

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