A clean-up is taking place today at a ‘grot spot’ stream next to Aylesbury College.
The brook next to the college has become littered with all sorts of rubbish, including supermarket trolleys, making it an eyesore and a health hazard that attracts vermin.
As part of its 50th anniversary, the college is aiming to be more visibly involved in the community and has decided to organise a tidy-up of the stream.
Ruth Levitt, a science technician at the college, said: “It’s a lovely place to sit outside in the summer but when you get all that stuff there it gets smelly and unpleasant.”
The college is asking staff, students and members of the public to get involved in the work.
Ms Levitt said: “If students get involved they’re going to take more care of it.”
Aylesbury’s own grot spot angel Madeleine Vose, who has already cleared a number of areas near Buckingham Park, has agreed to take part in the clean-up.
The town and district councils have also agreed to provide support, including volunteers, litter picking equipment and disposal of the collected rubbish.
The clean up is from 9am to 3pm today (Monday).