Norfolk communities urged to join in with Big Litter Pick

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South Norfolk Council is working with the local community to improve the appearance of the local area by asking them to take part in the Big Litter Pick 2015.

Last year 720 volunteers spent 1,440 hours collecting 543 bags of rubbish, with more than 165 bags containing materials that could be recycled.

Councillor Keith Kiddie, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Regulation said: “The Council’s Big Litter Picks have been a great success and we want to continue working with our community groups to reduce the amount of litter in the district and encourage others to care about and take a pride in where they live.”

“South Norfolk Council will provide posters and leaflets to help publicise the events and will also provide advice and the equipment the groups need to complete a litter pick. Every school and community group that takes part in a litter pick has the chance of winning £200 to be spent in their community.”

The Big Litter Pick 2015 will run from February 1 through until the end of May.

To find out more about organising a litter pick in your community, email litterpick@s-norfolk.gov.uk