Fareham Borough Council and partners are asking residents to take part in litter picking events as part of The Big Clean Up and National Volunteers week 1-8 June.
Every year as part of the keep Britain tidy campaign, 'Love where you live', community members around the country help rid their neighbourhoods of rubbish and this year Fareham is encouraging residents to get involved.
'Fareham in Bloom' are no strangers to transforming public areas. The team who helped Fareham secure numerous wins at South East in Bloom awards will be joining volunteer groups and established litter picking teams across the Borough. Fareham Shopping Centre have very generously sponsored the teams to help them organise and promote their big clean ups.
People can organise their own groups or join in at any of the scheduled litter picking sessions. The listed events have bags and tabards available (supplied by Keep Britain Tidy Britain) so all you need to do is turn up.
Monday 2nd June (10am - 12noon) led by Warsash Residents Association, meeting at Passage Lane car park
Wednesday 4th June (9.00am -11.30am) – led by Skillforce and Fareham Borough Council at Fareham North West Community Centre, Henry Cort Drive.
Thursday 5th June (6.30pm) led by Portchester Civic Society, meeting at Wicor Rec car park
Sunday 8th June (10am - 12noon) led by resident Sue Thomas, meeting at Birdwood Grove Portchester foreshore.
Sunday 8th June (1pm) led by 1st Locks heath Scout Group, meeting at Meon Shore by the public toilets
Sunday 8th June (10am – 12noon) led by Sarisbury Athletic Cricket Club, meeting at Allotment Road Rec Ground.
Fareham Borough Council Executive Member for Streetscene, Councillor Leslie Keeble said: "We hope this week will raise awareness and influence people to keep Fareham tidy all year round. I am looking forward to lending a hand at the Skillforce event taking place at Fareham North West Community Centre on 4th June. Although we are encouraging people to help we would advise people not to remove fly tipping or waste that could be harmful. If they report these to Fareham Council we can quickly and safely pick them up".
For further information contact:
Jacey Jarman, Marketing & PR Officer, 01329 824518
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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