Cheque this out! - Local groups celebrate success in Clean-up competition
Release date: 3 July 2017
Photo shows students at North Cerney celebrating their success
Cotswold District Council recently arranged cheque handovers to the groups that were placed first and second in the Great Cotswolds Clean-up competition which ran during the spring.
CDC judging panel members Cllr Sue Coakley (Cabinet Member for Environment) and Gemma Moreing (Environmental Services Officer) recently visited Northleach and presented the first prize cheque, worth £500, to a local litter pick group drawn from local residents, children from the local primary school, scouts, volunteers from the local Lions Club and the Parish Council. The judges also took a trip to the North Cerney Church of England Primary Academy to present a runners-up cheque for £300 to students and local residents who helped to clean up the village.
Cllr Coakley said:
“I was very pleased to present these cheques to the winning teams, especially since the money will go towards schemes which will help them continue litter picking and to spread awareness about eco-friendly practices.
“Every group who took part in the clean-up competition did a great job and I should also mention that the joint third placed groups from Ampney Crucis and Meysey Hampton will both receive awards of £100 to help finance the siting of more dog poo bins in their villages. More generally, I am grateful to everyone who does their bit to keep the Cotswolds looking great – and long may it continue!”
Fancy doing a litter pick? The Council can supply bags, pickers, gloves and high visibility jackets for clean-up work, and also arrange for special collections of filled bags after litter picks. Please call 01285 623123 if you require assistance with equipment or collection of filled bags.