Bags of enthusiasm as Stevenage community clean-up is followed by a picnic

The group collected 13 bags of rubbish in the clean up.

The group collected 13 bags of rubbish in the clean up. - Credit: Archant

Caring people from the community gave up their free time to help Stevenage Borough Council staff clean up one of the town’s parks.

The Shephalbury Park Clean Up was a roaring success, shown by the 13 bags of rubbish the group collected in just a few hours. And everyone’s hard work was rewarded afterwards with a picnic in the Burydale park on a glorious afternoon.

The council’s deputy leader John Gardner joined the team on the day and said: “My thanks to all those enthusiastic litter pickers who joined us at Shephalbury Park. We managed to fill 13 rubbish bags between us. And thanks also to everyone who came to the big lunch afterwards. It was lovely to see so many local families out enjoying fun and games in the park in the sunshine.”

The day is an annual event run by the council.

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