Spring into action with community clear-up

Volunteer litter pickers
Volunteer litter pickers
  • Council-scheme aims to get volunteers clearing up roads and open spaces and promoting recycling
  • Two-day event takes place next Friday and Saturday
  • Litter picks are already ongoing on the A41

Vounteers are encouraged to spring into action and take part in a Big Community Clear Up this month.

The scheme’s aim is to spruce up high streets, residential and business areas, schools and parks as part of Keep Britain Tidy.

The Dacroum Borough Council community clear up takes place next Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21.

The focus is also on recycling as much street litter as possible, such as cans and plastic bottles, which is collected as part of the litter picking events.

Groups of friends, neighbours, families, local businesses, schools, youth clubs, church groups, community or voluntary groups, or individuals can all get involved and help make a difference.

Cllr Julie Laws, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability said: “Litter and fly-tipping can be an eyesore and build up to become a serious hazard to road users and wildlife.

We are encouraging everyone to take pride in their area and help us in the community clean up

Cllr Julie Laws

“We are encouraging everyone to take pride in their area and help us in the community clean up, and also to take responsibility and use a bin, or take their litter home with them to help keep our roads looking clean and welcoming.”

The council can supply equipment for loan to help with the litter picking. This includes, litter pick sticks and bags for the litter.

If you would like to take part clearing up your local area, call 01442 228017 or email cleansafegreen@dacorum.gov.uk with your details.

Borough council staff have also been busy litter-picking across a 26-mile stretch of the A41 this week, expected to last until tomorrow.