Volunteers needed for Big Boston Clean Up

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A rallying call has gone out for people to pick up their gloves, black bags and high vis jackets ready for the sixth annual Big Boston Clean Up next week.

Taking place from Monday until Thursday, the event gets volunteers from a host of groups to join in and give Boston a spring clean.

The Clean Up first started in 2008 and over the last five years 60 tons of rubbish has been cleared from the town’s streets and water ways by 3,303 volunteers armed with litter pickers and bin bags.

Organisers boast the event has a significant impact on the appearance of the town and proves that by working together people can make a positive difference.

In 2011 the Clean Up won the national Green Apple award, this is entirely due to the hard work and enthusiasm of all the volunteers that have taken part over the years.

The group will meet each day at the assembly rooms at 9:15am before heading out.

High viz waistcoats, litter pickers, gloves and bags are provided, along with health and safety advice.

To take part complete the online pledge form at http://forms.boston.gov.uk/survey/cleanup/pledge.asp or contact Jen Moore, sustainability officer, by emailing jen.moore@boston.gov.uk or call 01205 314583.