Derbyshire site listed as one of UK's '˜grottiest'

A Derbyshire site has been chosen as on of the UK's top 12 '˜grotspots' by a body which is planning the UK's largest ever litter pick to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.

The site, on Mill Lane in Dronfield, was chosen from among hundreds of nominations from members of the public and finds its place on the list alongside riverbanks, verges, suburban roads, laybys and beaches.

The litter pick, which is being organised by the ‘Clean for the Queen’ organisation will be taking place on March on 4, 5 and 6.

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Campaign director, Adrian Evans, said: “The dirty dozen all share a common theme – they are local eyesores. Rubbish has been dumped by people who can’t be bothered to dispose of it responsibly – bottles, cans, wrappers and bags.

“We have chosen these grotspots to highlight just how bad the litter problem is and also to emphasise that everyone can make a difference to their local area by not littering.

“To show that these places would be so much more beautiful if the litter was cleared, the Clean for The Queen team and friends are undertaking to clean up three of the grotspots in advance of the Clean for the Queen weekend on 4, 5 and 6 March.”

The clean-up is being supported by a host of major businesses, charities, local authorities and schools.

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The UK’s Top 12 ‘Grotspots’

Mill Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire

Tickencote layby, near Stamford, East Midlands

Church Lane, Tooting, South London

Canal Bank, Northbrook Street, Birmingham

Black Swamp, River Avon, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Back lane of Clive Street, Cardiff

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Copdock interchange, A12 and A14, southern outskirts of Ipswich

Kemp Town seafront, Brighton

South Road, Erith

Grays Beach, Thurrock

Arthurs Hill and the Wingrove Terraces, Newcastle

Queen Caroline’s drawdock, Hammersmith Bridge, Hammersmith

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