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Young person launches petition to clean up Camborne

By WBJLock  |  Posted: January 21, 2014

Benjamin Eyriey, 14, from Kehellend, has launched a clean up Camborne petition.

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A YOUNG campaigner has launched a petition in Camborne to raise awareness about the amount of litter left on the town’s streets.

Benjamin Eyriey, 14, from Kehellend, has set up an online petition to raise awareness of Camborne’s “decline” and calls for more funding to clean up the streets.

His petition, titled ‘Clean up Camborne’ was launched last week.

Mr Eyriey said: “In recent years, I've noticed how the town's maintenance is very much ignored.

“I'm attempting to try and make those in charge raise the maintenance budget in the town. Camborne is a very nice place, it's just a shame about its condition.

“The petition has had very positive feedback so far.

“I'm hoping that enough people will sign it in order to become noticed. Hopefully if the budget gets raised, then the town should become a much cleaner and friendlier place for the locals.

“I'm not just talking about the town centre, I'm also talking about all the alleys and the small streets in the area as well. This will of course make a huge difference to the living standards in the area.”

You can view the petition and sign online at http://www.change.org/petitions/camborne-cornwall-clean-up-camborne

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  • DipStick  |  January 21 2014, 2:04PM

    @josdave: well said. About the only thing the council should do is provide more waste bins. Oh, and actually empty the ones it has! People dropping things out of cars are a pet hate of mine. I mean, why not just wait untilo you get home or the garage and put the waste in the bin. It's not difficult .... DS

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  • josdave  |  January 21 2014, 12:10PM

    This should start with parents teaching their offspring from an early age not to drop[ litter. Judging by the amount of litter near some schools this is not being done and as a result those children grow thinking it acceptable to drop litter. What is needed is for some really hefty fines to be given out for this and the culprits to be named and shamed. All credit to the various groups of volunteers who go out and clear up but they shouldn't have to do this. Some areas of our towns and cities are made eyesores by these lazy irresponsible people who think it is OK to drop litter.

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