City MP Mark Lancaster recently rolled up his sleeves and joined Great Linford Parish Council on a Tidy Up morning around the local shops.
Helping with the litter pick, Mark was staggered by the amount of rubbish in the area which after a mornings work came to 5 buckets of glass, 9 bags of recycling & 23 bags of litter. Also found were a car tyre and battery, 2x 5ltr full drums of used oil & 2 filters, a ratchet and claw hammer, Gas cylinder and a fish tank.
Mark was impressed by the 14 volunteers who came out to support the Parish Ranger Simon Bates and will be joining them again.
Mark would like to encourage everyone to support projects such as these, which sees the local community coming together to improve the area for all.
Mark said, "Events such as the tidy up are a great example of the improvements communities can make to their own area. I was really impressed with the commitment shown by all of those who took part and hope that that people will look out for similar events across Milton Keynes.
Future litter picks in Great Linford are being held on 27th June, 26th July and 29th August. Please contact Great Linford Parish Council for more information.