The First Uppingham Brownies clean up town for Mercury’s Let’s Clean Up campaign

First Uppingham Brownies take part in a litter pick for the Let's Clean Up campaign. With leader Helen Swift are Rachel Bowen, Arabella Holt, Victoria Horwell, Ruth Shelton, Eliza Cohen Gregory, Katie Woolveridge, Lucy Young and Charlotte Robertson

First Uppingham Brownies take part in a litter pick for the Let's Clean Up campaign. With leader Helen Swift are Rachel Bowen, Arabella Holt, Victoria Horwell, Ruth Shelton, Eliza Cohen Gregory, Katie Woolveridge, Lucy Young and Charlotte Robertson

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BROWNIES were inspired by a clean up campaign to hold their own litter pick.

The First Uppingham Brownies often clear up litter when they play on the play equipment at Tod’s Piece, but were inspired by the Mercury’s Let’s Clear Up campaign to do something more obvious.

Eight youngsters from the group went round Uppingham town centre picking up litter. They covered the scout hut, Tod’s Piece, the Market Place and the seating on the corner of the High Street East.

Rutland County Council lent the group the appropriate equipment for the pick and the girls filled two large bin bags.

Uppingham brownies leader Helen Swift said: “Everyone who took part was heartened by the positive comments received from early evening drinkers sitting enjoying a pint in the sun outside The Crown. “