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Lend a hand at Big Tidy Up

Rugby Editorial 10th Sep, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

THE BIG Tidy Up tackles litter on the Black Path this Saturday (September 13) – and residents have been urged to lend a hand.

The event has been organised by Keep Rugby Tidy, a new campaign launched by community-spirited residents keen to help keep Rugby clean.

With support from the council and a number of businesses, the Big Tidy Up takes place from 10am to noon, targeting litter on the Black Path – which runs from Park Road to Leicester Road via the railway station – and banks of the River Avon off Technology Drive.

A team of volunteers from GE, in Boughton Road, have signed up for the litter pick, supported by staff from the council, Tesco and McDonald’s.

And volunteers keen to lend a helping hand can join the Big Tidy Up by meeting organisers at the control centre, based on the Junction One retail park’s car park by Cineworld.

All volunteers receive suitable safety gear and litter sacks for the event.

Keep Rugby Tidy was the brainchild of GE’s Vicky Murphy, who was inspired to act after regularly spotting litter during her lunch time walk to Tesco.

After securing the council’s support via Twitter, Vicky was contacted by fellow Rugby resident Hannah Stephen, of Compleo Cleaning, and Keep Rugby Tidy was born.

Vicky sai: “After meeting with the council, we teamed up with local businesses and have now organised the Big Tidy Up.

“Hopefully we can make a difference and give local employees somewhere nice to spend their lunch hour.”

Keep Rugby Tidy plans to carry out further litter picks in the future.

Visit www.keeprugbytidy.co.uk or email keeprugbytidy@gmail.com for more information about the campaign.

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