A FAMILY in Bilton have amassed over five bin bags of rubbish from streets around their home after becoming fed up with seeing it.
Lisa Beresford, Nick Wigston and their daughter Emily spent five days sprucing up the streets around their home and were amazed with how much they collected. The family are affiliated with the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s Stop the Drop community campaign.
Lisa said: “Because we live quite close to a number of schools we see a lot of litter getting dropped outside or near our home so we decided to do something about it and surprised ourselves with how much litter we managed to clear up.
“Emily was also excited to be involved and we were also impressed by other youngsters who saw us and wanted to get involved. It’s made a big difference to the area and because it’s been so sunny we’ve also enjoyed doing it.”
Bill Bryson, Campaign to Protect Rural England president, said: “The survival of English landscapes has owed everything to the character of the people who live in and use them, and their unique love of the outdoors. I am honoured and grateful that so many people in the community like Lisa, Nick and Emily take it upon themselves to support us. Thanks to them, we are able to keep up the fight to protect the countryside.”
Lisa and Nick are keen to get other families, volunteers and community groups in Rugby involved in picking litter. To find out more email: firstname.lastname@example.org