High hopes for this year’s south Norfolk Big Litter Pick

People taking part in a litter pick in Wymondham. Picture: Robert Dumolo, Community Litter Pick zzzz

People taking part in a litter pick in Wymondham. Picture: Robert Dumolo, Community Litter Pick zzzzzzz - Credit: Robert Dumolo

The organisers of south Norfolk's Big Litter Pick are hoping this year's event will be bigger than ever.

Last year more than 900 residents helped to keep south Norfolk looking clean and tidy by collecting nearly 2,000 bags of rubbish and recycling.

South Norfolk councillor Kay Mason Billig, cabinet member for the environment and recycling, said: 'The popularity of The Big Litter Pick is simply amazing.

'Our residents made last year a record and this year we're looking to be even better.

'Our local environment is a priority for the Council and we want to continue working with our communities and help encourage others to care about and take a pride in where they live.'

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The council will provide posters and leaflets to help publicise the community litter picks and we will also provide advice and the equipment groups need. When the event is finished they will then come along and take the rubbish away.

Every school and community group that takes part in a litter pick has the chance of winning £200 to be spent in their community.

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There are four £200 prizes up for grabs in each of the five neighbourhood areas. That's 20 prizes across the South Norfolk district but every group who takes part will be given a £20 voucher to be spent on their group, charity or local community.

To organise a litter pick, email litterpick@s-norfolk.gov.uk or call 01508 533696.

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