Four year-old Bedford girl, Florence, organises local litter pick

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Florence litter pick

A community litter pick will take place in Manton Heights tomorrow (26 May), inspired and organised by four year-old Bedfordian, Florence.

Florence’s litter pick was inspired by her Easter holiday homework. “The homework asked the children to get out and about,” explained Florence’s mum, Lisa.

“We were scooting round the local area and Florence kept seeing rubbish and asking why people didn’t tidy up or use a bin, she was desperate to do it herself so the next day we went back out with a large carrier bag and we filled it in minutes of our home.”

Florence's litter pickLisa posted a photo on the Manton Heights Facebook group, suggesting a community litter pick and local councillor, Colleen Atkins immediately got in touch.

“Colleen jumped into action and offered to lend us litter pickers,” said Lisa.  “Florence was thrilled. She’s asked all her friends and neighbours to help, which I think is pretty grown up stuff for a four year-old!”

With a bit of help from her mum and Cllr Atkins, Florence’s litter pick will take place on tomorrow (26 May) at 11am. If you’d like to help out, the meeting point is the Gainsborough Rise/Romney Walk Post Box.