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Help clean up Dorchester
A DEDICATED litter patroller has been recognised for his attempts to keep Dorchester looking spick and span.
Harry Grenville has spent four mornings a week for the last two and a half years picking up litter around the town’s Borough Gardens.
Harry, who lives in Hascombe Court, says the litter is left by people who clearly don’t care about the appearance of the county town.
He has now been recognised for his efforts by members of the Dorchester Stop the Drop anti- litter group who are trying to highlight the work of those who are doing their bit in the war on rubbish.
Harry was given a letter of commendation as well as tools to make his task that much easier, a littler picker and a hoop for the plastic bag litter container.
A grateful Harry expressed his thanks to Stop the Drop treasurer Felicity McLaren.
While recently carrying out his patrol Harry was asked what he was doing by a child.
He responded that there were four types of people – those that take their litter home, those that put it in a bin, those that throw it down wherever they happen to be and those that pick it up.
Harry said he felt that had helped get the message through to the youngster.
He added that his daughter, who lives in York, has met author and recent president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England Bill Bryson several times and it was what she had told him about the writer’s campaign for a cleaner Britain that had inspired Harry’s efforts.
Bob Kerr, from the Stop the Drop team, said: “Wouldn’t it be great if Harry never had to pick up other people’s litter?
“Unfortunately people will continue to deface our town by dropping litter all over it.
“So Stop the Drop would welcome hearing from anyone else who shares Harry’s view.”
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