University of Hertfordshire students help to tackle litter

PUBLISHED: 15:32 11 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:02 11 February 2016

Students from University of Hertfordshire picking up litter with Mayor Lynne Sparks

Students from University of Hertfordshire picking up litter with Mayor Lynne Sparks

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Student volunteers from the University of Hertfordshire joined forces with the local community to pick up litter.

The volunteers collected 25 bags of rubbish left by littering around College Lane and Bishops Rise in Hatfield on Tuesday, February 9.

Mayor Lynne Sparks came along to encourage and support the litter picking team, which also included staff members from the University and Hertfordshire Students’ Union, who both organised the event, as well as the University’s dedicated policing team and Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust.

Emma Lewis, Community Liaison and Support Officer at the University, commented: “Littering is a problem that affects our whole community and the environment around it.

“We are pleased that so many people supported us on the day to tackle this persistent problem.”

The next litter picking event will take place on Salisbury Village on Friday, February 26, from 11am to 2pm.

To get involved contact community@herts.ac.uk or attend the briefing meeting on the day at Cunningham Avenue, which is directly behind the halls of residence on de Havilland Campus.

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