Keep Clevedon Clean litter pick

A PROJECT to clean up Clevedon will see volunteers out and about in the town on Saturday picking up as much litter as they can.

Organised by the committee of Clevedon Partners and Communities Together (PACT) and sponsored by the Times, the initiative, entitled Keep Clevedon Clean, is aimed at encouraging more people to put rubbish in the bin and look after the area they live in.

Members of community groups including Clevedon Pride, Friends of the Earth and the Rotary Club of Clevedon will be taking part in the litter pick, which will run from 10am-12noon.

Residents are also being encouraged to help out and anyone willing to do so can collect black bags from the community centre in Princes Road at 10am.

As well as hoping for people to be involved on Saturday, members of Clevedon PACT hope the project will spur more residents into looking after and maintaining the area where they live into the future.

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PACT member Sherry Wring said: “We just want more people to be looking after the town and also for people to be responsible for their rubbish.

“I had the idea for this project after I saw some people throw their rubbish on the ground, which is what we want to stop.”

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As part of the scheme, Police Community Support Officer Caroline Harris has recently visited schools in Clevedon to talk to pupils about the importance of making sure rubbish is put in the bin.

Schoolchildren have also taken part in a competition to design a Keep Clevedon Clean poster and the creators of the top six designs will receive WHSmith vouchers on Saturday, courtesy of the Times.

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