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Coronavirus: Community group in Skipton helping to pick litter

Coronavirus: Community group in Skipton helping to pick litter

Published by Harry Long at 1:44pm 4th June 2020. (Updated at 6:45am 7th June 2020)

A community group in Skipton, which was set up to help those worst hit by the Covid-19 crisis, is now helping keep the town clean by picking up litter. 

  • Skipton Step Into Action was set up to help those affected by coronavirus.   
  • Members are now helping to pick litter after a grant from Skipton Building Society.
  • The group has more than 300 volunteers. 

Skipton Step Into Action has been delivering shopping and collect prescriptions for people who are self-isolating.  

They've now turned to litter picking one evening each week -  after a  £250 donation from Skipton Building Society.

Pete Riley, one of the Skipton Step into Action co-ordinators, said:

"SSIA was set up primarily to shop and collect prescriptions for isolated people but has now started to consider how it might expand its operation, such as into litter picking and potentially other activities. We have 332 volunteers supporting 480 people in the community at present.

"I'd like to thank Skipton Building Society for its generous donation which will help make the town and immediate area a cleaner and safer place in which to live.

"Anybody who wants to use the service should call 01609 780 780 between 9am and 5:30pm, Monday-Friday."