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Community getting behind litter picking scheme

Community getting behind litter picking scheme

by Henry James (February 2020)

THE community in Up Holland is getting behind a litter-picking initiative which has seen 90 bags of rubbish collected in the last six weeks.

Local resident Louise Ramsey had the idea for the scheme and posted on social media about how much litter you can see in Up Holland.

She said: “In January this year I started a litter-picking project. I posted on the Up Holland News & Events Facebook page to see if residents wanted to do something about the litter problem.

“I did feel the community had become immune to it. I was fed up seeing it and the rest is history - it’s been six weeks and we have collected more than 90 bags of (disrespect) rubbish! 

“This is not including the great work the council green team do on a regular basis. The community response has been overwhelming.

“I decided with it being half-term last week to offer all the children of Up Holland and their families a two-hour litter-pick every day and had a great response and very positive comments.

““This is a great opportunity for our children and community to see first hand the effects it has when litter is disposed of incorrectly. It’s not inviting. It makes the village looked unkempt.

“It gives the wrong message that the people of Up Holland don’t love where we live and that couldn’t be further from the truth. 

“We have regular pickers who have got great satisfaction from it and who are very proud that they are contributing to a cleaner greener environment.

“Our parish council and councillors have been very supportive and our local businesses have offered prizes for the children who attend the clean-up.”

“All the children will be entered into a prize draw as a thank-you for all their hard work.”


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