Local litter heroes needed for spring clean!

Release Date: 27/02/2017

An appeal has been launched for local litter picks to take place across the borough this March.

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign by Keep Britain Tidy and it aims to bring people together from across the country to clear up litter in towns, villages, countryside and coastline.

Throughout March they are calling on individuals, community groups, charities, sports clubs, business, local authorities and many more to sign up and take part.

There are already three local events taking place in Richmond. Two of these events are taking place in Ham and have been organised by the Ham and Petersham Association. The first is on 3 March, meeting at 9am at Meadlands Drive and the following day (4 March) they will be meeting at the Pond at 10am for the Ham Common Litter Clean Up.

On 5 March, residents are invited to join the Richmond Park spring clean – starting at 12 noon and meeting at the Visitor Centre.

Residents are invited to join the litter picks, or set up their own by going to: www.greatbritishspringclean.org.uk.

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, said:

“The Great British Spring Clean is about getting all those people who care about their environment to take action.

"Litter is an eyesore that spoils our beautiful borough and it is also a hazard to pets and wild animals.  As a Council we work hard to combat litter and keep the streets and our opens spaces clean. But we need the community to help. First and foremost – don’t drop litter. Secondly – why not consider taking part in a litter pick.

“People can either join one of the existing events organised. Or, why not come together with your school, road or community group and organise your own. We all need to work together to beat the blight that litter causes. Together we can fight it!”

For more information, or to take part in an event, go to The Great British Spring Clean.

Updated: 27 February 2017