Local residents, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to get involved in a series of community clean up days, as part of environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.
The campaign, which runs from 22 March to 23 April, will see up to half a million 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 make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.
The series of community-led litter picks, organised by Woking Borough Council’s neighbourhood team and open to members of the public, will be hosted on the following dates.
- Goldsworth Park community litter pick (meet at Goldwater Lodge), 2pm on Saturday 30 March
- Walton Court community day and litter pick (meet at Walton Court), 11am on Saturday 6 April
- St Johns community litter pick (meet at St Johns Lye), 9.30am on Saturday 13 April
- Mayford community litter pick (meet at Bird in Hand Public House), 10am on Saturday 27 April
Litter pickers, sack, gloves and florescent jackets will be provided, thanks to a grant from central government. All collected waste will be removed by Serco.
Alison Ogden-Newton, Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, said: “The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for the millions of people who care about the environment on their doorstep to do something positive that will make a visible difference.
“We are delighted that Woking Boking Borough 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.”
Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Waste and Recycling, said: “Community-led litter picks are a great way for local residents to show they care and take pride in their local environment. Yet as a society we should all take responsibility for disposing of our rubbish when enjoying our local communities.
“With spring pretty much upon us, I’d encourage anyone to get out and about and volunteer for their local Great British Spring Clean!”
For more information, or to get involved in your local litter pick, please contact Woking Borough Council's neighbourhood team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01483 743 911.