Litter Blitz 3 took place on Sun 14th April – 25 volunteers took part on a very cold “Spring!” afternoon, and a fantastic 50 bin bags of rubbish were collected for disposal. This included metal bars, lead plate, child booster cushion, traffic sign, and a dustbin with concrete base.

Highlights:
* B1337 HOTSPOT at top of Whorral Bank completed (12 hours labour) – new SULO bin now in place and capturing cups etc

* Further HOTSPOT behind Bookers has been cleared

* Overall litter volumes definitely reducing throughout Morpeth

Sincere thanks again to all the volunteers for their support, next event Litter Blitz 4 is scheduled for Sun 19th May and will focus on Morpeth Town Centre and Kirkhill.

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Litter Blitz 2 took place in 2 sessions on a very blustery Sun 24th March – a new record 37 volunteers took part, and a fantastic 87 bin bags of rubbish were collected for disposal – plus 2 tyres, assorted metal, wiring, and wire mesh fencing. This was our largest ever total on a single day, and a fantastic effort by everyone who was able to make it.

12.00pm Stobhill Team > 13 people collected 21 bags
2.30pm St James Car Park Team > 24 people collected 66 bags

Quote from Dai Richards, our Keep Britain Tidy Ambassador: “I cannot thank you enough for your support – it really is down to you – without your support and attendance it would not happen. We really are making a difference to our lovely Morpeth Town and it is looking better and better from our efforts.”

Many thanks to all the volunteers who took part.

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Litter Blitz 1 took place on the sunny afternoon of Sun 24th Feb – 20 volunteers took part, and a fantastic 67 black bin bags of rubbish were collected for disposal within 90 minutes. Various areas across Morpeth were tackled including: Whorral Bank; Swinneys Field; Tommy’s Field & riverside area to side / behind Morrisons store; KEVI woods behind athletic track.