Clean up your neighbourhood in council litter pickBy Lucy Allen
March 05, 2013
People are being invited to help clean up their neighbourhood with a community litter pick.
This will be the fifth year Wokingham Borough Council has organised the event in a bid to make the borough a cleaner and brighter place to live.
Last year, more than 800 bags of rubbish were collected from parks, beauty spots, community areas and village centres.
The rubbish varied from the usual drink cans and crisp packets to more unusual items, including a scooter, tyres, oil drums, a handbag complete with contents, a rocking horse and a metal detector.
Beverlie Warman, streetcare technical officer, said: “The annual litter pick is a great chance for residents to not only make the Wokingham borough a clean and tidier place to live but also give the community a sense of civic pride and raise awareness that litter is unacceptable.
“Please join in if you can and help the borough be a cleaner place to live and visit.”
Litter pickers and bags will be provided, but all those taking part should bring protective gloves and wear suitable clothing and sturdy shoes.
The litter picks take place at various times and locations, on Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, April 28.
Details on exact dates and locations can be found online at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/litterpick.
n Anyone who cannot make the litter picks but who wants to make a difference in their area can ‘Adopt a Street’.
In this programme, the borough council provides litter pickers and special bags which residents leave out for collection with their household rubbish.
For more information, visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/adopt-a-street or call (0118) 974 6000.