Action day cleans up in Yate and Sodbury

May 31 2016

An ‘Action on Litter’ day held at Peg Hill, Yate and Chipping Sodbury Common has seen the area cleaned up after twenty volunteers from the community, alongside local McDonald’s employees, joined the event organised by local MP Luke Hall.

Action on Litter

An ‘Action on Litter’ day held at Peg Hill, Yate and Chipping Sodbury Common has seen the area cleaned up after twenty volunteers from the community, alongside local McDonald’s employees, joined the event organised by local MP Luke Hall.
The litter pick saw the team collect over 15 sacks of rubbish from the area which was then handed over South Glos Council for disposal.
The day was organised after Luke Hall MP received information from residents who had highlighted a build-up of rubbish around the Peg Hill and the local skate park area. 
Mr Hall also enlisted the help of volunteers and over 15 McDonald’s employees.
He said; “I would to extend a big thank you to Yate McDonalds, their employees and volunteers for turning out to tackle the litter problem at the two areas.
A great effort was put in and lots of rubbish collected. After seeing Thornbury Litterbusters make such a difference, I was pleased to see this work in Yate too”.
 Mike Guerin, McDonald’s franchisee and owner of the Yate restaurant said: “It was great to see such a big group of volunteers come together to help tackle litter in The Skate Park area and on The Common in Chipping Sodbury.
 I’d like to thank local MP Luke Hall and his team for all their hard work and for giving up their time to come along.”
Aside from larger litter events such as these, McDonald’s restaurants patrol the streets at least three times a day to collect litter that has been discarded