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Are you a litter picking hero?

Are you a litter picking hero?

11 March 2020
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Come and join the 22 groups so far signed up for our 12th borough community litter pick, on 28 and 29 March. 


Last year, 25 groups collected more than 30 tonnes of rubbish. People of all ages take part and families say they enjoy the sessions as it is a great way to teach their children about looking after the planet and to take pride in where they live.


We provide the litter pickers, and rubbish bags, and collect the waste when you finish. No experience is necessary but we do suggest you wear gloves and sturdy shoes.


You can choose which of the two days, and times, to take part as well as the area you wish to tidy up. Groups that return each year say it is great way to meet neighbours and help keep their neighbourhood clean. 


“Events such as these show how communities working together can make a huge difference,” said Cllr Michael Firmager, deputy executive member for environment and leisure.


“Litter remains a big problem everywhere across the country. Not only is it unsightly, but it devalues homes, pollutes the environment, harms wildlife, is expensive to remove and burdens an already diminishing public purse.”


We get huge support from the local town and parish councils and voluntary organisations who play a vital role in supporting local activities.


The groups due to take part this year are:


•Arborfield and Newland Parish 

•Norreys and Wescott Neighbourhood Action Group 

•Woodley Town Council 

•Wargrave Parish Council 

•Hurst Parish Council

•Wokingham Town Council 

•Twyford Parish Council 

•Swallowfield Parish Council 

•Charvil Parish Council

•Earley Town Council 

•Barkham Parish Council

•Finchampstead Parish Council 

•Finchampstead Village 

•Finchampstead Baptist Church  

•Crazies Hill / Cockpole Green Residents’ Association 

•Friends of Fox Hill 

•Sonning Parish Council 

•Wokingham Without Parish Council

•Winnersh Parish Council

•Shinfield Parish Council 

•Joel Park Residents’ Association

•Rose Buddies


The weekend is being run in conjunction with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean. 


For more details about the event, click here.

Or to sign up, email: community.engagement.locailities@wokingham.gov.uk


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