Loan out litter pickers to help fight waste in Newport

People in a Shropshire town who are frustrated by litter are now able to borrow litter pickers from the town council.

Mayor Peter Scott with town clerk Sheila Atkinson and some of the pickers available for hire
Mayor Peter Scott with town clerk Sheila Atkinson and some of the pickers available for hire

Newport Town Council has launched a free loan scheme so anyone can sign out one or more of 20 litter picker for use around the town and nearby villages.

Regular loans can also be arranged.

Town mayor Peter Scott, who also arranges regular community litter picks, said: “I speak to many people who say they litter pick when out and about and I see others picking up litter with their bare hands.

"This equipment will allow them to pick it up safely and cleanly. My community litter pick team continue to meet regularly and this idea will allow others to help out on days and times that suit them."

Anyone interested can call the Guildhall on 01952 814338 or email town.clerk@newportshropshire-tc.gov.uk.

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