Clear-up campaign to ‘tidy our streets’
PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 March 2015
COMMUNITIES across North Somerset will be taking part in the first ever national spring clean this Saturday.
In partnership with volunteer groups, North Somerset Council has organised a series of litter picks around the district and is inviting residents to take part.
Events will take place from 10am until noon at Golden Valley Primary School in Nailsea, Old Mill Road in Portishead and Salthouse Fields and Green Beach near the bandstand in Clevedon.
Cllr Peter Bryant, North Somerset’s executive member with responsibility for street cleaning, said: “I do hope residents will join in with this spring clean.
“It is a great opportunity to tidy our streets and parks of litter and to remind all those who drop litter how antisocial their behaviour is.
“We also want to recycle as much as possible so we are asking volunteers to separate their litter into the different waste sacks we will be providing.”
A spring clean event will also take place in Watchhouse Hill in Pill and Arthur Taylor, Pill Parish councillor and chairman of the Friends of Watchhouse Hill, said: “As soon as winter strips the leaves off the hedges and bushes the litter is revealed in all its glory.
“Our roadsides seem particularly bad this year so this is a welcome initiative to clear up some of the mess and hopefully remind all those thoughtless individuals that their mummy is not going to come along and clear up after them.
“We are fortunate on Watchhouse Hill that so many of our dog walkers really care about their environment and not only take home their poo bags but also substantial quantities of litter that others leave behind.”
For more information about how to get involved visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/nation alspringclean
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