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Press Release

11 March 2015

Roll up your sleeves for the Big Community Clean Up Day

Fareham Borough Council will be joining Council's and people across the country by spring cleaning parks, high streets, residential and business areas as part of the Big Community Clear Up Day on Saturday 21 March.

Fareham Borough Council, along with AFC Portchester Youth, and employees from McDonalds, will be taking part in a clean-up on the day at Wicor Recreation Ground from 10:15am – 11:30am. Children from the football club, coaches, parents, McDonalds employees, council officers, and councillors and any willing members of the public will all be on hand to help make the area a cleaner and tidier place.

Executive Member for Streetscene, Cllr Leslie Keeble said: "It's so important to keep our borough clean and tidy and what a great way to mark the start of Spring by taking part in the Big Clear Up Day. We all might have a spring clean around the house, but why not take it outside too!"

AFC Portchester Youth Chairman, Phil Jeynes, said: "We work closely with Fareham Borough Council throughout the season and are proud to support their Community Clean Up initiative. We hope other users of our public spaces will come out and lend a hand too. Our tea bar will be open to all!"

From 12 noon, councillors and officers will be at the performance podium in Fareham Town Centre to carry on with the Big Clear Up, along with any other members of the public who would like to lend a helping hand. All people need to do is turn up on the day.

Residents can take part in their own clean up at any place in the borough, on any day. If a group of people would like to set up their own litter picking day, please contact the Street Scene office on 01329 236100 or email customerservicecentre@fareham.gov.uk who can give you advice and provide you with the equipment needed.

If you are caught dropping litter in the borough, you will be issued with a £75 fine. If you fail to pay, you could face prosecution and a fine of up to £2500. You can report a litter or dog fouling problem online at www.fareham.gov.uk.

 

ENDS

Notes to editor:

For further information contact:

Becca Bennett, PR and Marketing Support Assistant, Tel: 01329 824609

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk



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