December 22, 2017

Spring Litter Blitz Saturday 24th March 10-12pm

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches. Here in Chiddingfold we have held a Spring Litter Blitz for 20 years and this year it takes place on Saturday 24th March, meeting at 10am on the Green.

Where we live, work and play matters to us. Whether it’s our own street, the park our children play in, where we shop or the beach we visit – public spaces matter. Here in our own village, too much litter is still found, particularly along the lanes where it is thrown out of car windows. This not only looks unsightly, it is dangerous to us and our local wildlife.
If you saw Blue Planet 2, you will know how damaging to wildlife plastic litter is in our oceans, but it can be just as bad in the countryside. So please join us if you can on Saturday morning, the 24th March from 10am when we will get down in the ditches and pick up as much litter as we can. The more people who turn out, the more of our streets and lanes we can cover. Just bring sensible boots and gloves – we will provide transport, litter pickers and even refreshments!
30 million tonnes of litter is still dropped annually – too much of it right here in Chiddingfold and we also suffer from fly tipping, especially in the more outlying areas. But together, we can make a difference and clean up the environment on our doorstep. And it is not all bad news, 9 billion fewer plastic bags have been used since the introduction of the bag charge – so change is possible. I do hope we will see as many of you as possible on the 24th March for what is always a great community event. Christine Tebbot

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