Newmarket MP Matthew Hancock took time out of his busy schedule on Friday to join with a group of volunteers to launch a new litter picking campaign.
The Conservative MP, together with deputy leader of Forest Heath District Council Nigel Roman, joined with the Rubbish Friends, at a layby on the Bury Road between Newmarket and Kentford to help promote their Keep It Clean In 2014 initiative.
“It really is amazing to throw away litter without thinking about it, but it’s great that people like the Friends are doing their part to clean it up,” said Mr Hancock.
The presence of both Mr Hancock and Cllr Roman went down well with members of the group, which has met every Friday for the past two years.
“We are delighted that we had the support of our MP Matthew Hancock and also the deputy leader of Forest Heath, Nigel Roman,” said Fiona Unwin, group member.
“The aim of our Keep It Clean in 2014 scheme is to encourage other groups to help keep Suffolk clean and Forest Heath have said they will support this by providing the appropriate equipment for groups to get started.”