Rubbish collected ahead of road naming ceremony

Biggleswade Scouts clear rubbish along Baden-Powell Way.
Biggleswade Scouts clear rubbish along Baden-Powell Way.

Scouts from Biggleswade have completed a second litter pick along Baden-Powell Way, the road in town named after their famous chief.

Leaders and youngsters were out in force on Saturday, May 16 to clear debris from the northern end of the road after a spring clean of the southern end in March.

The scouts have now cleaned up around a mile of the road prior to their big naming ceremony of Baden-Powell Way at the end of June.

In just over four hours the team collected more than 20 bin bags of rubbish.

Among the more unusual items was the roof of a shed, one sandal, a discarded foam ball, coke cans and a green plastic water tank. One leader only just avoided an early bath in a water-filled drain full of rubbish.

Organiser Nick Gurney said, “It’s amazing what people throw away with no thought for the environment.”

Biggleswade Scout Group will be hosting a big event on June 27 when Baden-Powell Way will be officially named by the Hon. Mrs Gillian St Clair Clay, grand-daughter of Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement.