Colourful reminder for litterbugs

Messages on stones are being left near footpaths to give litterbugs a timely reminder to keep a borough’s streets tidy and rubbish free.

Some of the decorated rocks
Some of the decorated rocks

The idea is the brainchild of Telford resident Paul Kalinauckas who asked online for a craft group to join forces with him to spread the message to residents to put rubbish and dog dirt into bins while out and about.

As a result of his appeal for help, a clutch of colourfully-decorated rocks with anti-litter notes have been made available by members of Shropshire Rocks, including Hazel Clarke.

These are now being placed in a few areas of the borough where unsightly litter has been spotted as part of a trial.

Mr Kalinauckas, of Wellington, said: “I noticed when I’ve been out walking the dog that there is a lot of litter in some places. So I thought I would do something about this.

“I am a Telford & Wrekin street champion and we do carry out litter picks.

Telford Street Champion Paul Kalinauckas with Hazel Clarke and Maisie the dog

“But this rock message scheme isn’t a council initiative.

“I knew about the Shropshire Rocks group and through Facebook I asked if the members would be able to paint anti-litter messages on some rocks. A lady from Dawley created some – and some of the messages on the rocks are quite funny, too.”

In addition, through his links with Arleston Neighbourhood Watch, he has also asked schools in the Wellington area to get on board by creating their very own posters.

Pupils at Shortwood Primary School, in Limekiln Lane, have already designed some, which have been displayed on the school gates.

“It’s a really nice community collaboration,” Mr Kalinauckas added.

For further details about Shropshire Rocks search for the group on Facebook.

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