Ashington’s Brownies have done their bit to clean up the town!

The brownies, from the 7th Ashington group, took part in a litter pick, around Second Avenue, and picked up several bags of litter as well as discarded wood and cardboard.

The clean-up was part of the Brownies award scheme and was supported by Ashington Town Council and the Civic Head, Cllr. Marjorie Chambers, went along to support the children.

Pauline Mitchley, from the Brownie Group, said ‘The clean-up is part of our efforts to encourage the children to value their environment and demonstrate how litter has a negative effect on our community. As we have seen in the media recently the negative effects of litter and particularly plastics does a great deal to harm the environment and wildlife’. 

Cllr. Chambers added ‘It was great to see the children working to improve the area where they live. The Town Council and many residents get continually frustrated by ongoing litter problems and we welcome the opportunity of working with local children to help promote litter awareness’.

For more information on Brownies and Guiding activities in Ashington pleae email: girlguidingashingtondivision@gmail.com   

In the picture are the Brownies with Cllr. Marjorie Chambers and some of the rubbish collected.