Posted on 24th May 2013
A group of teenagers who helped clear litter from a Buxton BMX track have been praised by police.
PCSO Alan Nield, from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team, appealed for help from local youngsters to clean up a section of land in Temple Fields.
The land is owned by High Peak Borough Council and part of it is used by BMX riders, who have built ramps and pits over the years.
In recent weeks, however, it has been used as a dumping ground by drinkers and PCSO Nield wanted to clear the litter and keep it tidy so it could continue to be used by the riders.
Four teenagers – Rebecca Fisher, Lucy Kelly, Lucy Evans and Amy Beresford – joined in with the campaign along with Amy’s mum Karen Beresford.
The group, who do not use the site but wanted to help, spent an hour clearing the land, off Fern Road, on Monday, May 20 and filled eight bin liners in the process.
PCSO Nield said: “The youngsters were absolutely fantastic and got stuck in with the project.
“The BMX riders do help to keep the site tidy but it’s others who have been leaving litter there late at night.
“I didn’t want the site to be ruined for those who enjoy it in the right way, which is why I wanted to clear it up.”
High Peak Borough Council provided litter picking tools and high-visibility jackets, and collected the bags that were filled during the clean-up project.