Spring Clean – Litter Picking Event – Saturday 5th June 2021 10am – 12 Noon
Williton Parish Council – Great British Spring Clean 2021
Council supports communities to clean up as part of country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign
Williton Parish Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The campaign, which runs from 28th May to 13th June 2021, will see up to 600,000 people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country. The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to show they love where they live and in 2020 more than half a million #LitterHeroes collected more than 900,000 bags of rubbish.
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said: “The overwhelming response to last year’s Great British Spring Clean showed that there are many hundreds of thousands of people out there who love where they live and are prepared to take action to make it better for themselves, their families and their communities. We are delighted that Williton Parish Council is supporting this year’s campaign and would like to thank them for their support. Without councils across the country giving the campaign their backing, our volunteers would not be able to do the incredible job they do.”
The following is a statement from a Williton Parish Council representative –“Williton Parish Council are proud to support the annual Great British Spring Clean initiative. Each year several of our Councillors, together with volunteers from the community, have taken part in this initiative to help keep our village environment clean, safe and tidy to show we love where we live.”
Councillors from the Williton Parish Council will be meeting on Saturday the 5th June at 10am at the entrance of Union Lane and will be leading the clean-up through to Watery Lane, they hope many other people will be able to join in to help with the clean-up of these lanes, idverde have kindly offered to loan their Community Litter Packs and collect all rubbish after the event.This year’s campaign will not only see tonnes of litter being removed from the environment on our doorstep, it also aims to rescue thousands of the plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans that are simply thrown on the ground but could, very easily, be recycled. Volunteers will be asked to separate the litter they pick into three bags: one for plastic bottles; one for aluminium cans and a third for non-recyclable rubbish. Williton Parish Council will then collect these bags to ensure that they are recycled appropriately – idverde have kindly offered to collect these bags and dispose of them.
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