NELC urges locals to tidy up their town

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NELC urges locals to tidy up their town

North East Lincolnshire Council is encouraging people to do their bit to clear the litter in the Great British Spring Clean campaign.

Pyewipe RiverCare, a new community-led volunteer group supported by Keep Britain Tidy and Anglian Water, will be active Friday 8th April to clear plastic from the banks of the Humber.

RiverCare Programme Officer, Cate Holborn, said: “Alongside North East Lincolnshire Council, Humber Nature Partnership, and local businesses, we have formed Pyewipe RiverCare to look after the Humber Estuary, a unique and important habitat.

“River cleans like the one for the Great British Spring Clean will help to improve the area for people and wildlife. It’s also great fun and a good way to meet new people who share a concern for the local environment.”

NELC posted to their website stating about the mass campaign saying:

“This year’s mass campaign, from 25 March to 10 April, calls on families, neighbours, friends, and colleagues to join forces and pledge to pick a bag of litter from nearby streets, beauty spots, and beaches to protect our vibrant communities and precious wildlife habitats.”

The Great British Spring Clean is now in its seventh year brings together individuals, reporting an increase in the number of people litter picking.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE said:

“During this year’s Great British Spring Clean, we are calling on everyone in North East Lincolnshire to harness the power of collective environmental action by taking on the #BigBagChallenge.”

Whilst it is a positive step for the locals, it seems NELC has been quite insistent on volunteer litter picks, despite the rise of council tax.

Locals have often seen litter picking on their own accord, which begs the question, is it reliant on locals doing the work themselves?

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