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Litter Heroes wanted to clean streets

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This March local charity Litter Angels and Swale Borough Council are joining thousands of other Litter Heroes to clean up Swale.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy’s annual clean up – the Great British Spring Clean (2nd-4th March) is back – helping us all do our bit to reduce litter.

Last year the campaign saw more than 450 bags of litter collected across the borough and it is hoped this year there will be even more.

Chairman of Litter Angels, local MP Gordon Henderson, said,

‘Litter Angels is delighted to join with Swale council and Keep Britain Tidy to help promote the year’s Great British Spring Clean.

‘Litter Angels cares about our local environment and wants to see it made cleaner and greener. One way of doing that is to encourage local people to help reduce the amount of litter that blights our streets and play areas by taking part in this annual spring clean.’

Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at Swale council, added,

“Littering is a problem which blights all our residents’ lives. We’re supporting the Great British Spring Clean again this year as part of our ongoing commitment to tackling littering and cleaning up the borough.

“Events like this are a great way to bring the community together, but they also help to raise awareness of the issue. Hopefully, seeing such a public response to littering will make some people change their behaviour.”

If anyone is setting up a clean-up during March 2018 and would like support and/or equipment from Litter Angels and Swale council, please contact Swale council will arrange also for the collected litter to be picked up and disposed of.


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