01:12AM, Wednesday 07 December 2011
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead's community wardens are inviting residents to help give York Stream a pre-Christmas clean.
Volunteers are being encouraged to help bag up litter along a stretch of the stream on Wednesday, December 14.
Community wardens, borough street care officers, police officers and young offenders will be meeting behind Maidenhead Library in St Ives Road at 2pm to take part.
The clean up was proposed by Mayor Asghar Majeed, who said: “York Stream is enjoyed by residents and benefits from a wide variety of wildlife.
“It seemed a great idea to have a clean-up here and give the area an early Christmas present for all to enjoy.”
Cllr Phil Bicknell, cabinet member with responsibility for community safety, added: "It is disappointing that a minority of people feel they can use the stream as a litter bin. Community wardens will not hesitate to issue fixed penalty notices to people who do not pick up their litter."
"We hope that by having a cleaner community this will help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.”
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