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Call to take part in McDonald’s street sweep in the Deepings

McDonalds litter picking event at the Rec, Stamford - Pickers, from left, Donna Sculthorpe, Gemma Gardner and one-year-old son Alex, Cheryl Carter, Matt Jarratt, Michael Morecroft, George Edwards-Morris, 12, Ivor Ablitt, Justin Osborne, Dave Bolster and Juliet Edwards-Morris Photo: MSMP220912-047js ENGEMN00120120922124502

McDonalds litter picking event at the Rec, Stamford - Pickers, from left, Donna Sculthorpe, Gemma Gardner and one-year-old son Alex, Cheryl Carter, Matt Jarratt, Michael Morecroft, George Edwards-Morris, 12, Ivor Ablitt, Justin Osborne, Dave Bolster and Juliet Edwards-Morris Photo: MSMP220912-047js ENGEMN00120120922124502

Fast-food restaurant staff are coordinating a community effort to rid Deeping’s streets of rubbish.

A team from McDonald’s in Glinton will be out in force this weekend to clear litter from the streets of Market Deeping, Deeping St James and Deeping Gate.

The litter pick is part of the company’s commitment to the Love Where You Live campaign hosted by Keep Britain Tidy.

Teams from the Glinton and Stamford restaurants carry out regular litter picks in the area but this is the first time they have targeted The Deepings. It follows a complaint from Deeping St James Parish Council about the amount of McDonald’s rubbish being dumped in the area.

Organiser Cheryl Carter, who is people manager for the restaurant franchisee MPJ Enterprises, hopes to recruit members of the public to join the team.

She said: “We appreciate there is a problem but we want to build a relationship with all the local councils to tackle it.

“The national campaign is called Love Where You Live so if people really feel that, we hope they will come out and support us. Maybe seeing volunteers out litter picking will also prick a few consciences for those who are responsible.”

The litter pick takes place on Sunday, July 13 between 10am and midday.

Volunteers should meet at Boundary Park at 9.45am where Market Deeping mayor Roy Stephenson will officially launch the campaign. The group will then gather at John Eve Park at midday where prizes will be awarded to young volunteers.

Cheryl said: “We’ve already got lots of support from the councils, the Lions, Rotary, scouts and guides but the more helpers we get, the bigger an area we can cover.

“We need volunteers from the public to help us and other takeaways who also have a litter problem caused by their customers dropping packaging.”

To register an interest in the litter pick e-mail cheryl.mcdonalds@googlemail.com.

 

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