Spring Clean

Spring Clean with the Litter WarriorsSpring Clean

Help Spring Clean the village with the Litter Warriors at their next outing this weekend.

Starting from the West Bergholt Cricket Club, Manor Road, at 11am on Saturday 1st April this is no April Fool jest (although bad jokes might be excused).   Why not spend an hour helping to tidy our village up and take pride in our beautiful village.

Families are welcome and all equipment will be provided.  Following the litter pick there will also be free lunch and light social event for the volunteers in the clubhouse.

Why the need?

Food packaging, plastic bottles, takeaway meals and cigarette butts have all contributed to a growing menace that affects our wildlife, streets, countryside and sense of pride.  Unfortunately our society contains many individuals who have no sense of responsibility for our local environment.  According to a report by the CPRE and the Policy Exchange, since the 1960s, littering has grown by 500%. Moreover, says the charity Tidy Britain, local authorities spend nearly £1 billion picking up litter every year.

Why Do People Litter?

  1. People litter because they do not feel responsible for public areas like streets and parks. The more they litter, the more it becomes a habit, and the worse the community looks.
  2. People usually litter outside their own neighbourhood where their rubbish becomes someone else’s problem.
  3. People litter because they believe someone else, a council worker or responsible neighbour, will pick up after them.
  4. Once litter starts to pile up, people feel even less responsible for adding to the litter. If an area is clean, people are less likely to litter in the first place.
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