A dedicated group of volunteers gave their time to help clean up Castleside over the weekend as part of Big Spring Clean 2014.

Castleside’s ‘Big Spring Clean’ took place on Saturday (10th May) and saw heaps of rubbish collected and disposed of thanks to the tireless efforts of the volunteers. The event was organised by Johanna Forster and Judith Robson, both Castleside Big Spring Cleancouncillors with Healeyfield Parish Council. Thanks to the success of the event this year it is hoped that this can now become an annual gathering to ensure that Castleside is kept clean and tidy year on year.

26 people gave up their Saturday to do their part in cleaning up some of the litter around Castleside, despite the rain they pressed on and worked for hours to get as much done as possible. Many of the volunteers unfortunately missed the group photo taken shortly before the end of the day and the tea and cakes provided in the village hall afterwards.

Johanna Forster and Judith Robson said:

We would like to thank all the volunteers for their help

This event comes in the midst of LitterFree Durham’s Big Spring Clean 2014, which provides participants with the proper equipment to safely pick up litter at any of the events organised around County Durham and Darlington. This regional event was organised by a group of volunteers for the Campaign to Protect Rural England as part of the Stop the Drop campaign.

A number of events of varying size and length have took place between 7 April and 11 May – volunteers across the region have donated their time to tidy up areas of our beautiful region, following these events we hope that people will be more conscious about dropping litter

For more information about the LitterFree Durham Big Spring Clean 2014, please visit the LitterFree Durham website at: litterfreedurham.org

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