Our first ‘Grot Spot’ gets cleaned up

The West Lindsey District Council 'Grot Spot' team cleaned up a footpath from White's Wood Lane to Baines Road in Gainsborough
The West Lindsey District Council 'Grot Spot' team cleaned up a footpath from White's Wood Lane to Baines Road in Gainsborough

THE BIG clean-up is well underway as the first of our ‘Grot Spots’ is tidied up.

Last month, The Gainsborough Standard teamed up with West Lindsey District Council to ask YOU to help us make the town a prettier place.

We asked readers to write in to name and shame any parts of the Gainsborough area that suffered from litter, fly-tipping, graffiti or were overgrown or just plain messy.

Malcolm Spence, 76, from Gainsborough Road got in touch to tell us that the footpath from White’s Wood Lane to Baines Road was always full of rubbish and dog litter.

We got on the case and WLDC soon cleaned it up.

“Whites Wood Lane is an area which has a scheduled litter pick every Friday by one of our operatives,” said a WLDC spokesman.

He added: “The Grot Spot team have litter picked the street and footpath, as well as litter picking under the hedgerows where possible and cleared fly-tipping from the bus shelter at the top end of Whites Wood Lane and from the Elsham Walk junction.”

- Let us know about YOUR Grot Spots and where you’d like to see tided today by calling 01427 615323 or send your photos to newsroom@gainsboroughstandard.co.uk.