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Spring clean begins as litter is removed from roads in Lichfield and Burntwood

Work has begun on giving roads in Lichfield and Burntwood a spring clean.

A team from Lichfield District Council has started litter picking on central reservations on a number of busy routes in the region.

The A5, between Wall Island and Muckley Corner, is the first road to get the spring clean treatment, before the team moves on to other A roads in the coming weeks.

Councillor Louise Flowith, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for operational services, said: “Litter creates a bad impression of the district, so we’re once again focusing time and resources to clear up our A roads.

“Because the two lanes of traffic next to the central reservation need to be closed to make it safe for our team, doing a clean up on dual carriageways takes a lot of planning and means it’s a costly exercise.

“However, if everybody took responsibility for their litter, and made sure they disposed of it properly, thousands of pounds on clean up operations could be saved and ultimately keep our district tidy.”

Once the A5 has been litter picked, the team will move on to the A38 and A5148.

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