February 12, 2014 2.56 pm This story is over 117 months old

Lincoln students clean up Stamp End

Community Action Days: Students from the University of Lincoln helped local residents litter pick in the east of the city.

Students from the University of Lincoln have been busy litter picking alongside local residents as part of their Community Action Day initiatives.

The group of around 20 students, Monks Road residents and Student Union staff met on February 12 on Monks Road to clean up the area.

The team then moved on to Stamp End to litter pick along the River Witham.

The initiative was formed in response to students’ feedback, telling SU staff that they wanted to get more involved in the community and make a difference.

As previously reported, Community Action Days have seen students clean up the West End area of Lincoln and Brayford Pool.

Volunteer Support Worker, Amy Noble said: “The students that I have worked with feel very passionately about protecting their local area and hope to change some peoples’ misconceptions about students.

“On our last few litter picks we have cleared up loads of fast-food packaging- that seems to be the biggest problem.

“Some of the more unusual items we’ve found included a headless doll, a bra, a pair of hiking boots and a baby bouncer!”