East Suffolk residents are encouraged to get involved in community litter picking this spring.
East Suffolk Council’s popular ‘Love East Suffolk’ scheme invites local groups to organise a litter pick in their community for the benefit of residents and the environment, and supports the national Great British Spring Clean campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy.
Litter picking equipment, including hi-vis vests, litter pickers and bags are available for participating groups to collect from Ufford or Lowestoft, and arrangements can be made for collected litter to be removed by East Suffolk Norse.
Cllr James Mallinder, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for the Environment said: “It is always encouraging to see communities getting involved in litter picking, which makes a huge difference to wildlife and the appearance of an area, and we know that other residents really appreciate the efforts of those who voluntarily pick up litter, helping to keep East Suffolk a beautiful place in which to live, work and visit.
“It is a shame that litter picks are needed at all but unfortunately some people think it is acceptable to dump their rubbish wherever they like. It would be far better if everyone took responsibility for their own rubbish and disposed of it correctly, using litter bins or taking it home, instead of expecting other people to pick it up on their behalf.”
Participating groups are invited to contribute photos of their litter pick which can be shared on the Council’s website and social media channels in recognition of their hard work. Photos can be sent to email@example.com