Two students from Truro College, Cornwall are helping to keep their local village, Charlestown litter free.
Imogen and Morwenna decided to litter pick on a weekly basis as part of their Gold Duke Of Edinburgh award as they felt that their village was being let down by the amount of litter around it.
Morwenna said, “It’s really great to see the support we’ve been getting while litter picking and we’ve enjoyed noticing the differences in Charlestown’s appearance.”
Imogen was keen to show her pride in Charlestown “I’m really proud of my village but feel that it would be even nicer for the locals and tourists if there wasn’t so much litter everywhere. We’ve found some really interesting things so far and we’ve only been doing it for a month, such as lots of empty champagne bottles in the hedges!”
Their efforts will not be in vain as the whole village rally to support them as part of the Cornwall Council Clean Cornwall Week and Clean for The Queen on Saturday 5 March.
Ann Burnett, the event organiser said, “We want our village to look clean and welcoming for locals and visitors in time for Easter. This year particularly we expect to have more visitors coming to see the historic harbour and where Poldark was filmed. Local people in Charlestown are very proud of their village and want it to look its best.”
Litter pickers and rubbish bags are on order and the whole village has been invited to join in and help make Charlestown spic and span on 5 March.