Litter-pick teams in clean-up fun

PUBLISHED: 09:32 05 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:32 05 June 2013

The children of the St Paul's estate in Honiton do there bit for the environment during a community litter pick.

The children of the St Paul's estate in Honiton do there bit for the environment during a community litter pick.

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Fun in the community for children in Honiton.

Young litter pickers in Honiton pulled up their sleeves to give something back to the community.

The children, and some parents too, came out in force to take part in a community litter pick around the St Paul’s estate last Wednesday.

East Devon District Council’s Streetscene provided gloves, hi-visability jackets, bin bags and plenty of litter pickers.

The children were separated into teams and carefully combed the area for rubbish - the team who collected the most rubbish was awarded a special prize.

Local PCSOs Sue Rowe and Dave Keeler gave the children a helping hand along with Nick James, the housing estates officer for EDDC, as well as residents and representatives from Honiton Community Church.

Mr James said: “It has been a great success. It is great to see the children take part in a community event whether it be council or another housing association.

“The children that have attended have been brilliant and are little gems of the future.”

In total around nine bags of rubbish were collected.

After the morning’s work the children took time out to enjoy a delicious lunch of hot dogs - thanks to Gerry Moore of the East Devon Community Safety Partnership and Honiton Community Church.

The fun continued into the afternoon with circus skills activities provided by the council’s SWITCH project.

The children were able to try out stilt-walking, hula hooping, skipping, juggling and much more.

There was also free micro-chipping for dogs provided by the district council’s dog warden and environmental health officers.

The micro-chips were provided free of charge and were donated by Dog’s Trust. Half a dozen dogs were micro-chipped on the day.

Any donations given by dog owners on the day will go to help the charity.

The owners and their canine companions were also given a free goodie bag with dog treats.

The day of community activities was organised by the district council.


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