Swaffham Rotarians clean up the streets

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As community groups across Norfolk prepare to Clean for the Queen to mark her 90th birthday, Rotarians in Swaffham have been making an early start in the town.

Members and volunteers patrolled several parts of the town during the exercise last Friday and collected several bags of rubbish along the way.

Areas targeted included Lynn Road, Norwich Road, Shoemakers Lane and the Myers Playing Field, Whitecross Road, Beech Close and the Campingland.

Club officials are hoping that people will be encouraged to take more care of the environment about them by the clean-up efforts being made to mark the monarch’s milestone birthday.

But Malcolm Whittley, chairman of the club’s community and vocational committee, said they would be carrying out further litter picks in the months ahead.

The club is one of several community organisations who are getting to grips with litter in their area.

Volunteers from the Narborough Bone Mill Conservation Project have already completed their own litter pick in the village and are planning a special tea party later in the year.

And the ladies of the Pickenhams WI are also planning their own tidy-up and litter pick. A date has yet to be confirmed. They were among more than 20 groups to receive grants for their efforts from Breckland Council.