Chiddingfoldnews March 26, 2011
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Saturday 2 April from 10am to 12pm,
Chiddingfold community event -
The Big Spring Tidy Up
Every spring since 1998 volunteers in Chiddingfold put on yellow vests and, armed with litter-pickers and big black bags, get down in the ditches and along the road sides to clear up litter, most of which is dropped from cars travelling through the parish.
This year the event will be held on Saturday 02 April from 10am to 12pm, meeting by The Forge on The Green.All are welcome to join in. Equipment and refreshments will be provided and it is a good way of meeting villagers and helping to keep this beautiful Surrey village looking good.
Fact:A third of drivers admitted to throwing litter while on the road (MORI) and this is a particular problem in rural areas
The Issues - Why we need to stop litter and fly-tipping:
- A Mori poll in July 2007 found the public more concerned about litter and graffiti than they were about climate change.
- It costs taxpayers in excess of half a billion pounds annually to clear the streets of England, and that doesn't include parks or other public spaces.
- Nearly half the population (48%) admitted to dropping litter.
- The amount of litter dropped annually in the UK has increased by 500% since the 1960s.
- MPs get more letters complaining about litter and dog fouling than anything else.
- 1.3 million pieces of rubbish are dropped on Highways Agency roads alone every weekend (over a year this adds up to a whopping 67.2 million pieces of rubbish).
- The rat population has boomed to 60 million due to the huge amounts of litter around. This means there are now almost as many rats as people in the UK.
- Over 69,000 animals were killed or injured by litter last year in Britain.
Chiddingfold Parish Council
The Banking House
- Surrey - GU8 4TU
Councillor Christine Tebbot with collected rubbish
The some of the rubished we collected