To coincide with the start of spring, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have once again launched their community litter pick scheme which rewards residents for cleaning up their communities.
The annual ‘Love East Suffolk’ scheme encourages east Suffolk residents to organise group litter picks in their local area; all groups participating before 31 May 2019 will receive £20 for their nominated community fund or charity, and will be entered into a £200 grand prize draw, with prizes provided by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Norse.
The launch of the scheme runs alongside the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Great British Spring Clean’ (22 March to 23 April) which aims to bring together people from across the country to clean up litter from their towns, villages, countryside and coastline.
A spokesperson for the Councils said: “Organising a litter pick in your town or village is a simple but effective way to dramatically improve your local area; it also makes a real difference to wildlife and the environment. We are hugely grateful to anyone who voluntarily picks up litter, whether this is through an organised litter pick or a quick beach clean – this, combined with the work of street cleansing teams from Suffolk Coastal and Waveney Norse, really helps east Suffolk remain such a beautiful place in which to live, work and visit.”
Both Suffolk Coastal Norse and Waveney Norse can provide groups with litter-picking equipment including sacks, as well as removing any collected litter. Litter pick sticks, bag hoops and tabards can also be hired, subject to availability, for a refundable deposit of £25.00.
To be eligible for the scheme, all registered groups must submit a photo of their event and permit use of the photo for publicity purposes. All cash awards would be payable to a recognised charity or community group chosen by that team of volunteers.
To register your litter pick, please visit www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/love-east-suffolk
Please register your event at least one week in advance to allow equipment to be delivered in good time.