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17th Jun, 2021

Litter-picking Stoke Prior youngster Pippa hopes to inspire others to improve their local areas

Tristan Harris 16th Feb, 2021 Updated: 16th Feb, 2021

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-minded pupil from Stoke Prior First School has embarked on her own litter-busting campaign in her local area.

Since the latest lockdown, seven-year-old Pippa Harper has started partaking in regular walks around the countryside, picking up rubbish from the side of the road and in hedgerows.

Under the close supervision of her parents, she has so far collected three bin bags full in the past few weeks alone, ranging from beer cans to broken glass.

Proud dad Peter said: “Her main concern is the local wildlife and doing her bit for the community.

“We regularly have the neighbours giving her words of support and encouragement as she carries out her daily litter picks.

“I think for a child of her age to do so much for the community in the recent troubles speaks volumes for her and her positive outlook in life.”

Pippa asked us at the Standard if we can help her raise awareness in the hope that other people will follow suit and do their bit for the environment.

Worcestershire County Councillor Kyle Daisley said: “It is heart-warming to see the number of people who take the time to help tackle the issue of litter which has a negative impact on our area.

“At such a young age Pippa is setting such an excellent example and I hope she will inspire many others to look after our community.”

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