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28th Sep, 2021

Droitwich man collects 23 bags of rubbish after being inspired by Great British September Clean stories

Tristan Harris 12th Nov, 2020 Updated: 12th Nov, 2020

A MAN who was inspired by groups taking part in the Great British September Clean has cleared 23 bags of rubbish from the Droitwich neighbourhood he lives in.

Tom Moore, who is 24 and attended Rigby Hall School in Bromsgrove, has had a tough lockdown and had to self-isolate for two weeks.

His proud grandmother Joy Moore said: “When that had finished we went out and he started collecting rubbish from in bushes and on pathways.

“It has been great for his mental health and he has been getting up very early on the days he’s been collecting.

“He saw the stories about the Great British September Clean in the Standard and wanted to do something.”

Joy said everyone who saw them was so supportive and chatted to him whilst socially distancing.

“Everyone around here knows Tom.”

She added there were a few hedgehogs in the area and Tom loved them and the other local wildlife and wanted to do what he could to protect it.

Tom has been backed by Wychavon District Council and its ‘Adopt a Street’ scheme which sees  people volunteer to help clean their own local areas.

Go to wychavon.gov.uk/adopt-a-street for more information and to sign up to the scheme.

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