Pond clean-up for the QueenBy Becky Barnes
June 12, 2012
Twenty bags of rubbish, two bicycles, one tyre and a computer were just some of the items collected on a two-hour litter pick to ‘Spring Clean for The Queen’.
Seven Tesco employees, Councillor Mary Temperton and Bracknell Town Council employees collected rubbish from the Bracknell Town Council managed Mill Pond.
Mary Harris, town clerk at the council, said: “It’s great to see Tesco Bracknell Homeplus actively supporting the local community and helping to keep Bracknell’s green spaces beautiful.
“Although Mill Park is regularly litter picked by Bracknell Town Council grounds staff a litter pick like this gives the opportunity to do a large sweep of the area and retrieve rubbish that may not normally be spotted.
“While the litter pick was in progress several members of the public commented how pleased they were to see it being done. I would like to thank Tesco Bracknell Homeplus for doing it and I hope we can work with them in the future on other community projects.”
Tesco Bracknell Homeplus wanted to take part in the litter pick to help clean up Britain before the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Tesco contacted Bracknell Forest Council’s Take Pride team for a suitable location to litter pick and Mill Park was suggested.
Derek Ferguson, store manager at Tesco Bracknell Homeplus, said: “This was a great opportunity for the staff at Tesco Bracknell Homeplus to support the local community in a very worthwhile cause.
“We all had a great morning and look forward to strengthening our community links and helping further in the near future.”