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Time to clean-up and put pride in town

PUBLISHED: 13:16 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:28 05 July 2010

CALLS were being made this week for untidy and littered trouble spots in Lowestoft to be cleared up as part of the Keep Lowestoft Tidy campaign.

And The Journal has linked up with Mike Daniels, street cleansing manager at Waveney District Council, to monitor and uncover the sites which need attention.

CALLS were being made this week for untidy and littered trouble spots in Lowestoft to be cleared up as part of the Keep Lowestoft Tidy campaign.

And The Journal has linked up with Mike Daniels, street cleansing manager at Waveney District Council, to monitor and uncover the sites which need attention.

We want you to tell us about the hot spot places where litter louts, fly tippers and dog fowlers and fly posters are striking.

These rubbish strewn places may also contain graffiti, which needs attention, or perhaps you may want to suggest your own clean up and are in need of materials.

We want to encourage everyone to have pride in the environment.

In recent weeks schoolchildren have been showing that keeping a tidy town isn't far from their minds, while Mr Daniels and his team have been busy completing all the pre-tourist season work.

His team is responsible for sweeping and litter picking roads, car parks, play areas, open spaces and maintenance of the award winning beaches. And he said he needed the public to report problems.

Mr Daniels said: “We realise how important tourism is to the town and want to give a good impression to people coming to Waveney. We would like to encourage people to look after the town's assets such as its beaches so that we can enjoy what's on offer. We have put in the preparation and hope that everybody helps us maintain a clean and tidy town for residents and visitors alike.”

The team also visited the Warren School as part of Suffolk Spring Clean Week, where children proved the subject of litter was on all their minds after taking part in a competition to design a Tidy Town poster, for which the council donated a prize of a die-cast model of a mini sweeper and book vouchers for the winner and runners up.

Mr Daniels said: “The children now realise what is involved in keeping their town tidy and gained practical experience in picking up litter. The children have also created some fantastic posters that show they have really thought about the issues.”

He said he hoped people that see them will be inspired to do their bit. They can be downloaded on the cleansing section of the Waveney website.

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