Strood Rural Councillors and Community Working Together to Tackle Litter

Once again, many thanks to all of the volunteers who turned up recently to assist with a litter pick across the Liberty Park and the adjoining wild life area.

Cllr. Gary Etheridge stated:

“We are extremely proud of the many residents and local groups who take pride in their local environment and support the council's work and help keep their area litter free. To help these groups we can provide litter picking equipment that people can use throughout the year, including high visibility waistcoats, gloves, litter picking sticks and separate bags to collect rubbish. We will make targeted resources and support available where possible to anyone that wants to organise a local community litter pick."

Cllr. Elizabeth Turpin said:

"Our community litter pick is not just about picking up litter but also to raise awareness litter is not acceptable. Turn up for as little or as long as you like - It’s a great opportunity to meet local people and help keep your area clean, and no experience is necessary.

Litter pickers and safety vests will be provided but remember to wear gloves and sturdy shoes and the council will collect bags of rubbish at pre-arranged points.”

Cllr. John Williams added:

“Not only do we support individual groups in help keeping their local community clean and tidy, we positively support The Great British Spring Clean Campaign, which has a simple ambition, in bringing together people from across Medway to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and coastline. As this is part of national campaign, we have yet to agree with council officers both location and date, (possibly March), however, please contact us if you wish to come and join us, or even nominate a place to be targeted."