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Litter picker family recognised for their efforts
A FAMILY who have joined Dorchester’s fight against litter have been recognised for their efforts.
Litter patroller Julie Musk has been joined by son Will and daughter Rosie in her efforts to clear up the Kings Road playing fields and surrounding area including the banks of the River Frome and Greys Bridge as well as along Lubbecke Way.
Julie said they hate seeing the environment spoiled by litter and the family have been visiting the area every couple of weeks to clear up all the rubbish they find.
She said: “It’s not much of a hardship to litter-pick and keep this beautiful area clean.”
Julie questioned why people just leave their litter lying around in areas like the playing fields rather than finding a bin to put it in or taking it home to dispose of.
She added that neither of her children littered as they had been taught how to deal with their rubbish responsibly.
The family, who also get involved in beach clean-ups and litter picks of the Thomas Hardye School fields, have been recognised by the Dorchester Stop the Drop anti-litter campaign as it aims to highlight those unsung heroes who are doing their bit to keep the town tidy.
They were presented with a letter of commendation by the group’s treasurer Felicity McLaren as well as new equipment that will help their efforts to keep the area tidy.
Funding for the tools was provided by the Dorchester BID (Business Improvement District) and the Dorset branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
A spokesman for Stop the Drop said: “We all ask: ‘Why can’t everyone act as responsibly as Julie, Will and Rosie?’”
The group is keen to hear from anyone else who is doing their bit to keep Dorchester tidy or who wants to get involved in its efforts.
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