Young Mansfield litter hero helps to keep our parks clean

With more people using our open spaces during lockdown, we have seen a rise in the amount of litter being dropped, so one eight-year-old girl has started a campaign to keep her local park clean.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 3:00 pm
Olivia Pratt who has decided to fight back against litter louts.

Olivia Pratt from Mansfield saw how much litter had been dropped at Racecourse Park and decided to make regular patrols with the help of her parents.

Armed with a litter picker, Olivia is working towards her John Muir Award – an engagement initiative which encourages people to connect with and care for wild places – and hopes to secure a Blue Peter Badge for her efforts.

Her parents Laura and Ian are immensely proud of their daughter. Laura said: “We are really proud of how she has taken on the challenge of keeping the park clean.

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Olivia during one of her litter picking sessions

"It started as a school project, but when she saw how much litter there was she asked if we could keep coming back.

"We are super proud.”

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