Royston county councillor and Liberal Democrat campaigners’ bid to rid the town of rubbish
PUBLISHED: 10:48 18 July 2017
Royston’s new county councillor and Liberal Democrat campaigners have got stuck in helping to tidy up the town at the weekend.
Steve Jarvis – who gained the Royston West and Rural ward from the Conservatives two months ago – joined party campaigners to collect several binbags of rubbish, including food wrappings, plastic bags, bottles and cans.
Mr Jarvis said: “It’s disappointing both that people drop this rubbish and the district council’s street cleaning doesn’t deal with it but at least in this area we have managed. A small part of Royston now looks tidier as a result.”
Campaigners Ruth Brown and Carol Stanier joined Mr Jarvis and were “disgusted” by the litter and broken glass around Mill Road and Lumen Road – near the Royal British Legion, Stage Right Dance School and Royston Day Nursery.
Ms Stanier said: “I walk this way nearly every day and I have been disgusted at the amount of rubbish and in particular the shards of broken glass that I walk past.
“This could be extremely dangerous if a child were to pick it up or an elderly person to fall on it.”
Royston’s Lib Dem branch has claimed an almost doubled membership over the past year.
The group said the council should ensure that all parts of the town are well-maintained, not just the centre, and they are working to highlight and rectify this here and throughout the town.
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