Girlguiding Epsom division, students from Glyn School and local residents joined the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Councillor John Beckett at our community clean-up launch outside Epsom railway station on Wednesday 10 July.
The event was organised by Epsom & Ewell Borough Council to showcase the support of various community groups across the borough who regularly get together to voluntarily help keep the borough clean and tidy. The event also raised awareness of the Council's volunteer litter picking pledge for interested residents.
The volunteers had access to a range of litter picking equipment and resources purchased by the Council using the High Street Community clean-up grant from central government to facilitate community clean-up campaigns to tidy up our high streets and open spaces.
Councillor Neil Dallen, Chair of Epsom & Ewell Borough Council's Environment and Safe Communities Committee said, "Thank you to all the volunteers who attended and took part in our community clean-up launch event. We are very grateful to all those community-minded residents and organisations who support our efforts by regularly organising litter picks in their local area. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
"This community involvement, along with Council's street cleaning activities, makes a real difference and goes a long way in helping us keep our borough a clean, safe and green place for all who live, work, study and visit Epsom and Ewell."
Anyone interested in getting involved in keeping their community clean by undertaking litter picks across the borough can sign up to the litter picking pledge on the Council's website at: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Residents and groups who sign up will be provided with litter picking kits and equipment that are all safe to use and include, hi-viz jackets, litter picker sticks and litter bags with hoops. Also included is a handy guidance leaflet featuring a step-by-step guide for holding a litter pick, information on safety and best practice and instructions for arranging collection of the rubbish by the Council.
In addition, signs, promotional pavement flags, a rotary pavement sweeper and a portable chewing gum removal machine are also available to hire free of charge.
To find out more about litter picking and to sign up to the volunteer litter picks pledge please visit the Council's website at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk
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