Cotswold Conservatives have been cleaning up the Cotswolds over the last few weeks. District Councillors, County Councillors and our MP have arranged litter picks in and around our beautiful market towns and black spot locations in rural areas.

Cotswold MP, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, was joined by 12-year-old eco-warrior, Heather Kent to join him in his September litter pick around Cirencester. Sir Geoffrey and Heather formed part of a team of ten, who were split into smaller groups to adhere to the Covid-19 rules. Eight large sacks of rubbish were collected from areas in and around the Abbey grounds, Cirencester Park and the RAU grounds.

Other picks were carried out in Stow-on-the-Wold with Conservative Chairman Diana McKenzie-Charrington, Cllr Sue Jepson and Cllr Stephen Hirst, Bourton-on-the-Water with Cllr Gina Blomefield, Cllr Richard Keeling and Cllr Stephen Andrews and further picks at Chipping Campden and Blockley.

Cllr Julia Judd organised two litter picks along the A417 and was joined by Cllr Shaun Parsons and residents from the Duntisbournes,
Winstone, Syde and Elkstone and collected an astonishing 21 bags and four fly-tipping incidents including two supermarket trolleys without wheels which were pulled out from a deep ditch.


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