South Norfolk Council’s Big Litter Pick 2020 has launched and once again we are asking local schools and community groups to help us keep the district looking tidy.
Last year our local communities organised a record number of litter picks with just under 1,000 residents collecting nearly 2,000 bags of rubbish and recycling.
South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Keith Kiddie said: “This initiative gets bigger every year and it’s wonderful to see communities come together to help us look after our local environment.”
“So many children get involved and learn at an early age how important it is to dispose of rubbish responsibly. We want to continue working with our communities and encourage others to care about and take a pride in where they live.”
The Council provides posters and leaflets to help publicise community litter picks and also provides advice and equipment, and when the event is finished, it takes the rubbish away.
The Big Litter Pick 2020 runs until the end of May and every school and community group that takes part has the chance to win £200 to spend in their community.
There are twenty £200 prizes up for grabs across South Norfolk but every group that takes part will be given a £20 voucher to spent on their group, charity or local community.
If you're interested in organising a litter pick, get in touch by visiting www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/litterpicks