Youngsters going out to clean up community

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Youngsters in a north Derbyshire community are set to take part in a community litter pick and clean-up.

Officers from the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and staff from the Staveley Multi-Agency Team have organised the event which will focus on Lansbury Avenue park in Mastin Moor, Chesterfield.

Litter-picking equipment is being provided by Chesterfield Council and the rubbish bags collected by SpirePride.

Refreshments will also be on offer for those taking part.

PCSO Sue Cooke, of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Local youngsters use the park regularly and we hope the clean-up will show the community they care about their environment, as well as encourage others not to leave litter in the area.

“We held a similar event last year and around 25 youngsters took part, filling almost 40 bags full of litter from the park.”

The clean-up is on Wednesday, April 16, between 10am and 2pm, and the main base is the Eventide Rest Rooms on Cherry Tree Grove.

n For more call PCSO Cooke of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, or email chesterfield.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.