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Sweeping changes to reduce litter in South Cambridgeshire


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Volunteers from South Cambridgeshire get to use a council road sweeper, from left Mick Nichols trainer, with volunteers Richard Smith, and Stuart Gibbs while volunteer Tim stebbing drives the vehicle. Picture: Keith Heppell
Volunteers from South Cambridgeshire get to use a council road sweeper, from left Mick Nichols trainer, with volunteers Richard Smith, and Stuart Gibbs while volunteer Tim stebbing drives the vehicle. Picture: Keith Heppell

Parts of South Cambridgeshire are set to be cleaner, and see reduced litter, thanks to a trial designed by the district council and communities.

Equipment such as a ride-in street sweeper is being made available for use by volunteers in parishes.

Extra support is also being offered for coordinated litter picks.

This follows requests from parishes and community groups.

Many already organise their own extra schemes to keep their areas clean and green, but without the benefit of being able to use larger, more costly equipment that the authority owns and can provide.

The first part of South Cambridgeshire to benefit is Melbourn and the surrounding area, where volunteers have been trained to operate the ride-in sweeper.



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