Sunday saw Uttoxeter’s largest ever litter pick with 110 volunteers attending the meet at Bramshall Park, with a further 17 volunteers in the neighbouring village of Kingstone. The litter picks were part of the Uttoxeter Spring Clean, organised by The Globe Foundation and Rotary Club of Uttoxeter.
The collective team of residents and local groups managed to clear an amazing 3300 litres of general waste and 1100 litres recyclable materials from the market town’s streets, that would have otherwise sat polluting the environment.
The event also garnered support from organisations including headline sponsors Wilko, and members from the East Staffordshire Police, Army Cadets and East Staffordshire Borough Council.
Kate Copeland, founder of The Globe Foundation commented “We are delighted with the turn out at the event and how supportive the whole community has been. This was a particularly special litter pick for us being the anniversary of our first pick, we’ve gone from 6 volunteers to 127 in a year!
“Our volunteer group was made up of families, neighbours and friends, they all did an incredible job and the town of Uttoxeter can be very proud of their achievement”.
“We hope their efforts inspire other communities to follow suit and we wish other Great British Spring Clean groups all the best for their planned litter picks in the coming weeks.”
This initiative was part of a wider national campaign the Great British Spring Clean that encourages communities to get involved, get together and get rid of local litter. National organisers Keep Britain Tidy and Daily Mail use this annual campaign to drive national awareness and action aiming to reduce the littering epidemic that is widely evident across the UK.
To find out if there is a litter pick happening near you, check the Great British Spring Clean map at keepbritaintidy.org
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