Hatfield plans Spring litter clean up

Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School pupils taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.

Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School pupils taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.

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Organisers of the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign are seeking volunteers to help them clear the streets.

The YMCA team taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.The YMCA team taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.

The campaign, which is running from April 23 to 29, aims to rid the town of rubbish ready for the summer.

Equipment such as gloves, litter grabbers and bags will be provided and a timetable has been made to showcase when help is needed.

Organiser Marian Hurle said: “Each time we run it the campaign grows with more schools, more churches and more groups of local people deciding to make a difference to their area.

“There are improvements being made around the town, but it is still blighted by dreadful litter hotspots. By working together we can eradicate these.”

St Philip Howard pupils taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.St Philip Howard pupils taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.

This year Ali Ogilvie is organising a litter pick on the Monday morning, which will be the first one in the Birchwood area.

The Ryde School has also signed up to help with the usual groups, St Luke’s, Sustrans, WelHat Cycling.

There are also many other individuals who lead groups and are the unsung heroes of the campaign.

Marian added: “The bottle and can deposit scheme can’t come quickly enough for the people involved in trying to keep Hatfield looking good.

The Old Town Team taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.The Old Town Team taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.

“It is estimated that over 80 per cent of the litter picked up on the litter picks relates to eating and drinking on the move.”

For further information and to see the timetable email marianhurle@gmail.com

Sustrans taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.Sustrans taking part in the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign last year. Picture: Supplied.


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