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Weekly aims to rid patch of rubbish with new campaign

david-kessenA weekly newspaper is hoping to rid its patch of rubbish with a new campaign.

The Doncaster Free Press is aiming to wipe out flytipping, vandalism and graffiti across the area it serves.

The Free Press is now urging readers to get in touch about areas of Doncaster they feel need addressing.

The newspaper has printed photographs of a number of ‘grot spots’ across its patch to raise awareness of the campaign.

In a message to readers, Free Press content editor David Kessen, pictured above left, said: “We’re proud of Doncaster, and we think it deserves to be treated with respect. That respect means taking care of our environment.

“If you share our pride, we’re urging you to support our campaign by making sure you do those important things that help.

“That can mean putting you litter in the bin, not the floor, clearing up after your dog has been to the toilet, and disposing of domestic rubbish properly rather than dumping it and leaving it to become someone else’s problem.

“Failing to do these simple things is just anti-social and we must all work together to fight it. That is why we plan to shine a light on the issues in the coming weeks.”


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  • November 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I am afraid this smacks of a campaign thought of in desperation because it was felt there needed to be a campaign of some sort. Campaigns need to have a real end result – what is the true benchmark for the success of this one?

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  • November 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Noble aims but very old hat. Not really a subject that needed bringing to our attention.

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