Community-spirited Bea Clarke of Great Harwood, met with Cllr Paul Cox, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, to talk about her litter picking activity around her local area recently.

Sixteen year old Bea, who attends Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, regularly runs around the area with her Mum, Sarah, and picks up rubbish as she goes along.

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Sarah and Bea Clarke with Cllr Cox

Cllr Cox said;

‘Bea’s Mum, Sarah, got in touch to ask for bags and gloves to help with Bea’s litter picking. We are really impressed by Bea’s community spirit and want to say a big thank you. Our litter teams can’t be everywhere and so it’s great that we have so many community groups and individuals with lots of civic pride like Bea and Sarah who are willing to help, we really appreciate all that they do for the Borough.’

Bea, who is currently studying for her Duke of Edinburgh Award, said;

‘I’m out running anyway, so I don’t mind picking up any bits of stray litter I come across on my run. I get lots of people driving by who give me the thumbs up and say thank you as they pass, it’s great to be able to help my community and make a difference.’