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Cleaning Our Communities

Cleaning Our Communities

Anglia Newspapers February 2015Ground Control recently teamed up with Havebury Housing and local community members to complete a communal litter pick on the Nowton estate in Bury St Edmunds. Having previously been involved in a range of litter picking events at the Nowton, Priors and MildenHall estates, Ground Control is keen to continue work creating cleaner and safer neighbourhoods for all.

Children from the local school, Hardwick Primary School, were invited to attend, joined by local MP’s and council members, hoping to inform the children of the harmful effects of littering. Ground Control’s contract supervisor Lewis Pollock, who attended the project, was delighted to take part:

“It’s great to be able to play even a small part in making our communities safer. The day went really well, and it was brilliant to see all the children getting involved.”

Littering is a growing problem, with an estimated 25 million tonnes dropped in Britain last year alone. It is no surprise that this is having hugely detrimental effects on our environment, even killing and injuring tens of thousands of animals a year. By getting the children involved and teaching them of the potential dangers of littering, we hope to inspire them to help lessen the impacts and promote a cleaner and safer society for all to enjoy.

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