After last year’s hugely successful efforts, the Council will be running a litter pick along the A38 next week.

Starting on Monday 19th March, a team will be making their way along the verges of the A38 near the Little Eaton Island. This work will all be done at night, and is estimated to take four days.

There will be some partial road closures between 10.00pm and 6.00am from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd March. Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure safety and accessibility.

Councillor Asaf Afzal, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods and Public Protection, says:

One of our 50 pledges is to make Derby a clean city, and clearing these verges of litter is a crucial part of that pledge. We want the areas surrounding our roads to be as picturesque as possible, which means removing abandoned cans, bottle, and packaging. We encourage all residents to help us in this by ensuring they put all rubbish in an appropriate bin, rather than littering.

The litter pick will be led by the Street Cleansing team, and will involve seven members of staff. Once the work is done, we hope residents will join us in our efforts to keep the area clean and avoid dropping any litter on these verges.