Help is there for anyone who wants to help litter pick

Whether you're fed up with seeing litter and small fly-tips around you, or just want to do something to raise the profile of your street or your neighbourhood, to make it a better place to live, our local councils can provide that little help you might need.

Central Bedfordshire Council told us,

“We support communities to organise and participate in local litter picks in the following ways: 
  • Promotion of the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) through town and parish councils and support to Town and Parish Council’s to organise local litter picking groups and events.
  • Arrange the collection of litter collected from GBSC and non-GBSC litter pick events if we’re advised in advance. 
  • Issue guidance to volunteer litter pickers.
  • Ward Cllr grant scheme – groups interested in litter picking and in need of equipment could approach their ward councillor for a grant. Find your CBC Houghton Regis councillors here: Houghton Hall, Parkside, and Tithe Farm
  • Central Bedfordshire Council can only assist with litter picking on public land, and only collect litter, not the removal of large items.
The Clerk to Houghton Regis Town Council told us,
“We can offer out litter pickers and hoops to groups who would like to organise a litter-pick. The group need to organise the event itself and arrange for collection of waste.”

Keep Britain Tidy are encouraging groups to send in details of the items they have picked. 

Keep Britain Tidy run a Litter Heroes Ambassador Programme and you can register your interest here. We will then contact you when the programme is back open and accepting applications.

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Perhaps you have you got what it takes to be a #LitterHeroes Ambassador?

If so, join with Keep Britian Tidy!

We should all care for our local environment but we know that some go above and beyond. Whilst juggling work, family and life, people are caring for the environment not just on their own doorstep but on their neighbours’ too.

Keep Britian Tidy are looking for people, with infectious enthusiasm and a passion for action, to become a #LitterHeroes Ambassador in their local community, to help us shape the future of a litter-free UK.

Whether you can spare an hour a month or an hour a day, if you are passionate about the fight against litter, making a difference on your own doorstep and spreading the message further, this could be the opportunity for you!

You will need to enjoy getting outside and leading by example, encouraging others to love where they live and make tangible improvements to your neighbourhood. Register your interest here.

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