Hundreds join forces for Borough Blitz

NILABE120327a1, Children from Hallam fileds junior school help the Mayor in the Erewash borough blitz clean up.
NILABE120327a1, Children from Hallam fileds junior school help the Mayor in the Erewash borough blitz clean up.

PUPILS, community groups and volunteers across Erewash donned fluorescent jackets and grabbed litter pickers to take part in this year’s Borough Blitz.

The annual month-long crackdown on litter and graffiti is the flagship project of the Council’s Pride in Erewash Campaign and ran throughout March with volunteers spring cleaning in parks, playing fields, streets and open spaces.

NILABE120314b2, Kirk hallam Ladywood junior school litter pick.

NILABE120314b2, Kirk hallam Ladywood junior school litter pick.

Hundreds of people got involved in the community clean-up which is now in its fifth year.

Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for the environment, said: “Hundreds of people joined in this year’s Borough Blitz and did a great job.

“This annual event has proved an outstanding success and demonstrates clearly that by working together we can make a real difference to our community.

“This is a special year, with many communities holding events to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics - so a spring-clean is just what we needed to start it all off!”

The campaign also works closely with local schools to highlight the importance of keeping the Borough looking good.