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Council helps scouts to keep Friern Barnet tidy

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Scouts from the 6th Friern Barnet Group spent the afternoon of World Cleanup Day tidying at Friern Bridge Open Space with gloves, litter-pickers and bags supplied by Barnet Council.

The 6th Friern Barnet Group at Friern Bridge Open Space

The 6th Friern Barnet Group at Friern Bridge Open Space

One of the Scout parents, who works for Friends of the Earth, said a few words to set the scene regarding pollution, sustainability and recycling. Then coffee cups, fast-food trays, drinks cans and plastic bottles all went into the rubbish bags. After a couple of hours of hard work during the event on Saturday 21 September the Scouts had collected an impressive amount of litter.

Group Scout Leader Andrew Rush said: “It was a really practical way for them to help the local community. It showed how we can all take responsibility and make a positive difference to the environment for the future.”

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