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Maidstone: Vote for worst litter grot-spot ahead of McDonald's clean up

By Claire McWethy

Next weekend will see the first ever Great British Spring Clean, where litter pickers are being urged to tidy up where they live.

Ahead of that, the Kent Messenger has been asking people to send in examples of grot-spots which need urgent attention.

We’ve been inundated with responses, ranging from motorway verges, fly-tipping hotspots, and even one reader suggesting their daughter’s bedroom.

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Litter in Brenchley Gardens
Litter in Brenchley Gardens

Now we're asking readers to have their say on which is worst in a poll of three shortlisted options.

They include Hart Street; the Brewer Street area, including Camden Street and Woolett Street; and the walkway between Sainsbury's and Chequers Bus station in King Street.

Polling closes on Monday, and the location with the most votes will then be cleaned in a tidy-up organised by the Broadway McDonald’s team at the end of the week.

A spokesman for the fast food restaurant said: “When readers have selected the area that needs the clean-up, we’ll do the rest – that’s everything from rallying the troops, supplying the bin bags and litter pickers and inviting people and community groups to join in.”

McDonald's staff who are going to be involved in a litter clean up event.
McDonald's staff who are going to be involved in a litter clean up event.

It is part of a Keep Britain Tidy initiative which aims to encourage people to organise and take part in clean-up events between Friday, March 3, and Sunday, March 5.

Meanwhile, Kent County Council is also planning a number of its own clean-ups and is encouraging clubs, communities, schools and businesses to get involved too.

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