Councillors Litter Pick

Published: 11 October 2020

Mayor Councillor Dave Rollason, accompanied by Councillors Dempster, Ripping, Scagell & Thorne met at Kingsteignton Town Council Offices at 10am on Saturday 26th September 2020, where they put on their hi-visibility vests, collected their handheld litter pickers and black bags prior to setting off in different directions around the town to collect litter discarded by the public.

A couple of weeks ago members of the public were asked via the Town Council Facebook page and the Website, to suggest areas that unfortunately appear to have had more rubbish than normal being discarded, which would benefit from a litter pick.

Areas tackled included Sandygate, Clay Pits Ways, Crossley Moor Road, Exeter Road, Gestridge Road, Ley Lane, Robers Road and the footpath leading off it and down the side of St. Michael’s Church Hall in Chudleigh Road. Others scoured Church Street and the footpath leading down to the rear of Zealley House and finishing off with Priscott Way Park and Berry Lane.

Many residents enjoyed a chat with the Councillors on route. Cllrs Dempster and Scagell even had a chat with a couple who walk their dog daily around the Priscott Way area who also voluntarily pick up litter left behind by others.

Our sincere thanks go out to this couple and many other people who also pick up rubbish from our highways, parks and pathways.

In total 5 black bags were filled with litter and later collected for disposal, by Kingsteignton Town Council’s Weekend Litter Picker, Mr Mick Hedges.

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