Join in with Rugby’s Big Tidy Up

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Everyone is invited to lend a hand at the Big Tidy Up tomorrow (Saturday) and help keep Rugby clean and tidy.

The event aims to tackle litter on the Black Path and 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 12 noon, targeting litter on the Black Path 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.

Volunteers keen to lend a helping hand can join the Big Tidy Up by meeting organisers at the control centre, based in 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.

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

“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.

For more information about the campaign, visit www.keeprugbytidy.co.uk or email keeprugbytidy@gmail.com.