South Norfolk is preparing for a major district-wide clean-up over the next few months, as the beginning of the Big Litter Pick 2015 fast approaches.
More than 30 litter picking events have already been organised in towns and villages across the district, with another 23 in the pipeline, as part of South Norfolk Council’s involvement in the first “national spring clean.”
Councillor Keith Kiddie, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Regulation said: “This is the third year that we have run the Big Litter Pick in South Norfolk, working with our community groups to reduce the litter in our district.
“The numbers have grown year on year as groups have encouraged others to get active in their communities and to take a pride in where they live.”
During the clear-up drive in the area last year, 720 volunteers collected 543 bags of rubbish, with more than 165 bags containing recyclable materials. This year’s litter pick events will run until the end of May. A total of four £200 prizes are up for grabs in each one of the five neighbourhood areas in south Norfolk, although every group that takes part will receive a £20 voucher to be spent on their group, charity or community.
Anyone interested in organising a litter pick can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0808 168 3333.