Clean Up WGC
Residents as young as three have taken part in litter picks to help 'Clean Up' Welwyn Garden City.
Clean Up WGC started almost a year ago, when Lloyd Harrison set up the group, along with Lisa Banks and Carol Hopkins, after they all joined the council's 'Adopt a Road' scheme individually. Together they organise regular community litter picks across Welwyn Garden City.
The Adopt a Road scheme is for willing participants to carry out works which are supplementary to the council's work, helping to keep the borough clean and green, in and round areas where people live, work and shop.
The scheme is open to individuals, groups and businesses who would like to get involved in supporting their neighbourhood and maintaining and improving the local environment. There are no set rules for participants, and how often, when and where is entirely their choice.
Carol Hopkins, from Clean Up WGC, said:
We were really able to make a big difference once we started working as a group to organise community litter picks across the town and get even more people involved. We have residents aged between three and 70 years helping us!
In July of this year, we collected 55 bags of rubbish through our community and solo litter picks, and this wouldn't be possible without the hard work of our volunteers, and the council loaning us equipment and collecting the rubbish we collect.
Councillor Stephen Boulton, Executive Member for Environment, said:
It is fantastic that we have so many residents willing to give up their time to help improve our borough, and we are always hugely appreciative of everyone who organises and takes part in community litter picks.
Any residents keen to get involved should join our Adopt a Road scheme.
For more information on the council's Adopt a Road scheme, call 01707 357000 or email email@example.com
For more information on Clean Up WGC, visit: www.facebook.com/CleanUpWGC/