27 May North Northamptonshire Council’s Spring Clean Along The A14
The weather might have been more like winter but North Northamptonshire Council has been busy doing a spring clean of the verges on the side of the A14.
In a 10-day period, the authority collected the equivalent of 1,560 bags of rubbish, 21 lorry tyres, three car tyres and various road signs.
Starting on May 14 the council introduced one-lane overnight closures on sections of the A14 from the Huntingdonshire Border, past Thrapston and along towards Kettering.
Attached are some of the pictures of the work taking place.
Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s executive member for Climate and Green Environment, said: “I know from my many conversations with local residents that none of us like to see litter strewn along our major and rural roads; it harms the environment and looks unsightly.
“I continue to appeal to drivers not to allow litter to be thrown from your vehicle; it is an offence and detracts from the beauty of our area. Littering our roads also endangers the lives of our staff who carry out the litter picks at the taxpayers’ expense.
“Please keep your litter in your vehicle and place it in a bin when you arrive at your destination.”