Living close to the River Avon by Tesco in Rugby, we have become very frustrated with the state of the river and path alongside it where often there is a big collection of litter and sometimes dumped trolleys from Tesco.
Recently we found out that we are not the only local residents disgusted with the mess, and in fact found the Rugby Borough Council using Twitter to reach out to Tesco to take more responsibility in keeping the surrounding area tidy. It was rewarding to see that just a few days after those tweets, Tesco were seen pulling the abandoned trolleys from the river!
The Twitter action even sparked an interview and coverage on local radio station, Rugby FM:
So after some discussion with Sean Lawson of the council and Vicky Murphy, leader of GE Volunteers, we have decided between us to try and take action and launch the campaign Keep Rugby Tidy to encourage both local businesses and residents to help tidy up any litter in particular spot of the town.
There is an initial meeting regarding what can be done to keep the area tidy next week, details below:
When Thursday Aug 14, 2014 6pm – 7pm
Where Committee Room 1, Rugby Town Hall
Already, the council have managed to encourage KFC, McDonalds, Junction 1 and Warwickshire College to come along to the meeting and we are looking to attract more local residents to attend too, to come forward with any ideas or to volunteer their help to cleaning up the litter.