Rick Stein, patron of the Clean Cornwall partnership and its Chair Lady Mary Holborow, celebrate the end of another successful Clean Cornwall Week with volunteers including Georgie Upton on behalf of Newquay Treloggan Doorstep Green and Jennifer Thomas from Laddock Litter Free Group.
Lady Mary says, “Thanks go to everyone who took part in many picks over the week. We had a really wide spectrum of support including Wadebridge Canoe Club, Pickers in Penzance and Marazion, Friends of Par Beach, City West Commercials in Roach, Bodmin Rotary, National Trust in Lanhydrock, Friends of Seaton Valley, Environment Agency and also Blisland Parish Council. We also had a an enquiry from an underwater pick – so watch this space.”
It was however the Newquay Treloggan Doorstep Green pickers who won a month’s supply of Kelly’s of Cornwall ice cream after collecting such an extensive amount of rubbish during Clean Cornwall week.
On Saturday 15th March, the ten volunteers from Treloggan Doorstep Green spent six hours litter picking and collected 84 bags, three traffic cones, two tyres, two chairs, two broken scooters, a tricycle, a battery, a bread basket and three milk crates.
Rick Stein says, “It’s no secret that I care about Cornwall, and these volunteers are a shining example of how to look after our community. It begs the question, why was all that rubbish dumped there in the first place? We should all care about our surroundings. Cornwall is a beautiful place, and I’m proud to be involved in a campaign that aims to keep it that way.”
The next Clean Cornwall week will be held from 13th to 21st September 2014.
Visit www.cleancornwall.co.uk for more information.
16th April, 2014