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Litter pick helps clear the Beccles streets

11:45 27 April 2012

Litter pick by McDonalds staff and volunteers in Gillingham.  Picture: Nick Butcher

Litter pick by McDonalds staff and volunteers in Gillingham. Picture: Nick Butcher

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AN army of volunteers took to the streets of Gillingham, Beccles and Worlingham on Monday as they helped to tidy up their community.

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The group of 18 people were armed with bin bags and special litter pickers as they travelled across the area for four hours clearing the roads and pathways of litter.

They included South Norfolk councillor Kay Billig, First Responder Alan Rudd and a number of McDonald’s employees who had all given their time for free.

The event was organised by the McDonald’s restaurant, in Gillingham, as part of the firm’s national commitment to the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

Together they walked along the A146 from Gillingham, splitting into two groups as they travelled through Beccles and Worlingham, taking in Beccles Common on their journey.

Organiser David Burwood said he was happy to see so many of his colleagues volunteering to take part in the clean-up.

Kay Billig, councillor for Gillingham, said that the district council had been happy to help provide some of the equipment.

“It is a brilliant idea and nice to see so many young people here,” she said.

Alan Rudd, who is a First Responder for the Beccles and Bungay area, said: “It is a good idea. There is plenty of rubbish lying on the roads and it is nice to join as a community to clear it up and keep it tidy.”

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