Youngsters scout for litter in the Canch

Coun Julie Leigh pictured with local scouts, cubs and beavers who held a litter pick in the Canch
Coun Julie Leigh pictured with local scouts, cubs and beavers who held a litter pick in the Canch
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SCOUTS, Cubs and Beavers from Worksop celebrated Scouts Community Week by holding a litter pick at The Canch last weekend.

Members of the 12th Worksop URC troop combined what was previously known as ‘Bob a Job Week’ with Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘The Big Tidy Up’ between 3-9 June, to give one of Worksop’s best known green spaces an extra spring clean.

Beaver Leader Janet Silk said: “The week was about raising awareness of the Scouts and giving something back to the local community. We’ve had some great support from people when we’ve had fund-raising days at places like Sainsbury’s and this was our way of saying thank you.”

The event was supported by Bassetlaw Council and B&Q, who provided litter pickers and protective equipment and collected all the rubbish that was gathered throughout the day.

Coun Julie Leigh, portfolio holder for neighbourshoods, said: “The Scouts did a fantastic job on Saturday and it was great to see young people from the local area wanting to make a difference in their community. I hope their hard work encourages people who use the Canch to dispose of their litter responsibly.”

If you would like to know more about joining your local Scout group, contact David Harrison on 01909 542722.