Students clean up local area for residents

Published: Thursday, 28th June 2018

A team of students from Stoke-on-Trent College have helped to improve the local area by taking part in a litter pick.

The students cleaned up a section of the pathway and surrounding greenery, which sits where the old Potteries loop line used to run, in Burslem on Monday 25 June.

The group was inspired to hold the litter pick by the Binners are Winners campaign, which encourages residents to make sure they put their litter in the bin.

Since its launch in April this year, the Binners are Winners campaign has travelled to different primary schools across the city, educating more than 2500 pupils on recycling and why it’s so important to put litter in the bin. A number of community groups have also held their own litter picks, with more due to take place over the next few months.

Cllr Anthony Munday, cabinet member for greener city, development and leisure, said: “the students have done a fantastic job of clearing up the pathway; it’s great to see them so passionate about wanting to make a difference. We’re working really hard to keep the city clean and everyone can help by disposing of their litter responsibly. Litter picks like this raise the profile of Binners Are Winners, but the main aim of the campaign is to encourage people not to drop litter in the first place. It’s about pride and respect.”

On Sunday 1 July, there will be a community litter pick in Milton. Anyone who wants to take part should meet on Nisa car park, 55 Millrise Road, ST2 7BN at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to take part in the Binners are Winners campaign, or set up their own litter pick, should get in touch with Mike Lockett, local matters officer on 01782 235783

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