Next stage of litter pick campaign

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A litter pick in Surfleet will kickstart the next part of South Holland District Council’s Litter Blitz campaign.

It will be part of a series of events in the run-up to the launch of the Community Litter Warden scheme later this year.

District council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins said: “The aim of the scheme is to get communities involved in cleaning up their area so they are proud of where they live. It is the chance for individuals to take action against litter in their area.”

Each community litter warden volunteers to litter pick a particular nominated area, which can be as little or as large as they like. For example, it could be a local park or maybe the street they live on.

Community litter wardens will be provided with their own equipment.

Volunteers will regularly meet with the district council’s waste and recycling team and the other litter wardens to provide updates on the work that they are doing.

Laura said: “Eleven people have already registered their interest to become wardens. We’d like a few more across the district to come forward and register by May 9.

“Wardens’ hard work will be rewarded with a little thank you gift if the litter picking pledge is kept.”

Schools are also being offered the chance to become part of the Litter Blitz campaign.

Litter picks, educational talks and litter workshops are available to all schools across South Holland.

The litter pick in Surfleet is on Saturday, April 26, starting at 10am at the village hall car park. Equipment will be provided.

For more information contact Judy Chapman at Surfleet Parish Council or Laura Simpkins at South Holland District Council on 01775 761161.