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Youth group tackle littering in Droitwich

A youth group based in Droitwich took on the challenge to tackle littering as part of the Droitwich West project being led by Wychavon District Council last week.

DAFFY (Droitwich Action for Future Youth) took on a particularly hard to reach area near to the estates shop to supplement daily cleansing provided by the council.

Sarah Page, Youth Coordinator for DAFFY said “The particular area we’re tackling is close to where some of the group meet, so they were really keen to get involved in taking up the challenge to keep it really clean. It’s great to see our young people out there dealing with the issue and we hope it’ll make people think twice about dropping litter in the first place.”

Wychavon already provides daily cleansing on the estate, but there is always more litter that needs tackling and this is a particularly challenging spot that is often difficult to access.

Cllr. Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and contracted out services said “It’s been great to get DAFFY involved with this project. While we make a lot of effort to keep our streets and public areas clean and tidy there are sadly always some hot spots that could do with a little extra support. With community backing though it gives us all a much better chance of improving the situation and building more pride in the areas appearance.”

 

Pictured: Cllr. George Duffy and Sarah Page with members of DAFFY.

 

Wychavon provided all the equipment including grabbers, high vis and bags and even threw in a couple of councillors to assist the group. It’s hoped that the youth group may be able to make the litter pick a more regular occurrence in the future.