Making Stotfold a more pleasant place

Team of helpers who took part in Stotfold's Big Tidy Up
Team of helpers who took part in Stotfold's Big Tidy Up

Glorious spring sunshine brought out Stotfold’s finest citizens to take part in the The Big Tidy Up of the town, in conjunction with the Clean for the Queen campaign.

Town mayor Alan Cooper was so impressed with their hard work – which resulted in no less than 25 bags of assorted litter – that he contacted the Chronicle to ask us to pass on his thanks and express his appreciation.

The clean up brigade comprised town councillors, family groups and members of the 1st Stotfold Cubs and 3rd Stotfold Brownies, together with their leaders.

They spent more than two hours making the town a more pleasant place to live.

Mr Cooper said: “A big thank you is passed on to them all from the council and town residents for doing such a wonderful job.”

> The Clean for The Queen campaign aimed to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, which will be celebrated officially in June 2016.

When the monarch came to the throne in 1952, litter was not the problem that it is today. Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride.

People across the country pledged to do their bit and the weekend of March 4 - 6 saw individuals, volunteers, local councils, businesses and schools get together to help.