STUDENTS have joined our campaign by picking up litter at some of the grot spots that have been reported.
Students from the skills for work and living department at New College Stamford in Drift Road have picked litter from Ryhall Road and Drift Road, both of which have been reported to us as part of our Let’s Clean Up campaign.
The students have also cleaned Melbourne Road and Hillary Close as part of Big Tidy Up events.
Skills for work and living manager Jenny Wilcox said: “We teach our students about the importance of living in a healthy and safe environment, about taking pride in where they live, and acting responsibly when out and about.
“We also encourage our students to get involved in their local community and understand the value of giving something back.
“Litter picking helps with all of these objectives. The students regularly litter pick near the college and it’s great that their hard work is now part of a bigger campaign.”
The new police inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings Mike Burnett has also backed our campaign.
He said: “It is very important we deal with litter. These are beautiful towns and if people are littering the street then we would look to deal with these matters.
“We would encourage people to come forward and give us details of offences. If someone is seen flytipping we can get to the scene and catch them.”
This week, we have reported flytipping in Belmesthorpe, rubbish in East Street, Stamford, Tinwell Road in Stamford, Barnack Road in Stamford and Cherryholt Road in Stamford to South Kesteven District Council.
We have also told Rutland County Council about problem areas in Westfield Avenue in Oakham, the layby in Little Casterton Road, Stamford and Turnpike Road in Ryhall.
We continue to urge our readers to pick up any litter they see and only report areas to us that are particularly bad.