Bakers and Skaters Conquer Rubbish Together!
Coopers edge skaters set to work on litter picking in their skatepark with the local Tesco bakers.
Two skaters at the park commented:
'We do try to keep on top of it, but loads of people come down here late at night and smash bottles onto the concrete and lately a load of blocks of polystyrene were broken up'
'We usually bring brushes from home to sweep up the glass. Today we brought down a rake. We made a head start earlier, by the time the bakers arrived we had already collected a big pile of rubbish'
'Were cleaning up cos it is just really mucky'
I think the Bakers and Skaters alliance has a great ring to it - maybe more good can come from it in the future!
The skaters are looking to improve the park, so that more people use to appropriately. They are planning to have a fun day in the summer to invite the community down to try to begin to change the perceptions of the skaters.