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Clean-up a rail good deed

LOOKING GOOD: The old railway before and after the clean-up and, top right, volunteers who tidied the area

LOOKING GOOD: The old railway before and after the clean-up and, top right, volunteers who tidied the area

A rubbish hotspot at a disused railway line has been given a spruce up, thanks to volunteers from Network Rail and other local organisations.

It is the fifth time in recent years that mounds of fly-tipped waste have been removed as part of a clean-up at the disused line near Deepdale Mill Street, Preston.

Staff from Network Rail were joined on the site by volunteers from Preston Council, AMCO, and TES 2000 as well as people taking part in a community payback scheme through Lancashire Probation. The clean-up has helped to improve the environment for people and wildlife.

Sarah McArdle, community relations manager from Network Rail, said: “This community event helps to improve the environment and is supported by our staff and those from other organisations in the area. More than 30 people volunteered their time to help tidy the area, resulting in a more pleasant environment.

“Fly-tipping and littering are anti-social acts which make the surrounding area unpleasant for people and wildlife.

“Whenever possible, we will prosecute those who fly-tip and encourage everyone to dispose of their rubbish in the correct and responsible way.”

 

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