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Everyone invited to get involved in littering campaign

08 March 2024

A campaign of action to highlight the issues of littering around Peterborough will take place this month and everybody is invited to get involved.

As part of the Great British Spring Clean taking place between March 15 – 31, Peterborough City Council and the Peterborough Litter Wombles (PLW), are holding organised litter picks across the city.

It's hoped that the campaign will highlight the positive work carried out by the council and voluntary groups to tackle the problem, as well as encouraging more people to get rid of litter correctly.

The following litter picks will be held over the coming fortnight, led by members of the PLW, councillors and officers. Admission is free and all equipment including high-vis jackets and litter pickers will be provided.

Date

Area

Start Location

Time

Sat 16/3

Cardea

Cardea Pavilion

10am -12pm

Sat 16/3

Dogsthorpe

Central Avenue Post Office

10am-11.30

Sat 16/3

Gladstone

Community Centre

11am - 1pm

Sat 16/3

Hampton Vale

Moorhen Car Park

10am -11am

Sat 16/3

Hampton Hargate

One Stop

10am-11am

Sat 16/3

Orton Malborne

Herlington Centre

10am-12pm

Sat 16/3

Parnwell

Saltergate

10am-12pm

Sat 16/3

Woodston

River end of Wharf Road

10am-12pm

Sat 16/3

Woodston

Green Backyard

10.30am -12pm

Tue 19/3

Bretton

Bretton Centre

10am - 1pm

       

Residents can turn up and attend one (or more) of these events and there is also the option to pre-book by contacting peterboroughwombles@gmail.com. Any changes or updates to this schedule will be published on the council's website www.peterborough.gov.uk and our social media channels.

Councillor Gavin Elsey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Climate Change, said: “This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and clean up litter around the city, so if you can spare some time please join in, either as an individual, a group or as a business or school.

"We are fully committed to cleaning up litter and want to highlight that despite our best efforts and those of local voluntary groups, it continues to be a problem which everyone has a part to play in tackling.”

The council spends significant funds every year clearing up litter which could be spent on other essential services and exciting projects.

In recent weeks the authority has demonstrated its commitment to helping residents dispose of waste correctly by starting a new batteries and vapes collection service, as well as commencing deliveries of food waste bin liners to residents.

The council will also shortly be announcing details on how everyone can get involved in a 'two minute tidy-up' as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

There is lots of helpful advice about litter disposal on the council’s website www.peterborough.gov.uk, as well as information on how to report littering and fly-tipping.

For more information contact communications@peterborough.gov.uk or peterboroughwombles@gmail.com. You can also visit the the PLW website at https://www.peterboroughwombles.com or the PLW Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/peterboroughlitterwombles