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A rubbish weekend for Lynn Rotarians

Members, families and friends of Lynn's Priory Rotary Club got involved in a load of rubbish at the weekend.

In the space of two hours they collected more than 30 bags of litter along the cycle tracks leading away from Lynnsport towards Edward Benefer Way, Wickes and Gaywood Road.

The 16 volunteers, working in teams of six or less to maintain social distancing, were amazed at just how many beer cans, crisp wrappers and other rubbish had been left there.

Rotary litter pickers with their haul of rubbish
Rotary litter pickers with their haul of rubbish

The rubbish was taken back to Lynnsport by Phil Davies, a member of the club on a trailer towed by his bicycle, from where it was collected by the borough council.

“It was very gratifying to be able to remove so much rubbish which detracts so much from the appearance of these valuable pedestrian and cycle routes and prevent it from causing environmental damage by getting into the nearby dykes and eventually the sea. However it is a pity that this litter is being dropped”, said Richard High, chairman of the club’s newly formed environmental committee.

To help get across the message that rubbish should be properly disposed of, children from North Wootton School have prepared posters to be displayed in suitable locations.

Supporting the Environment has been made a new area of focus for Rotary worldwide and Priory Rotary Club is working to develop a range of initiatives both locally and further afield which will help to address climate change.

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