"GREEN CLEAN" & LITTER
Join CPRE Shropshire's 2019 ‘Green Clean’
This September, we are urging locals to help with their Green Clean initiative in a bid to clean up Shropshire’s countryside as litter picking events sweep across the county.
The campaign follows last year’s successful Green Clean which saw volunteers come together at Telford’s local nature reserve and Town Park.
This year, the charity is expanding their initiative, with events taking place in Telford, Oswestry and Rea Valley.
The national campaign, led by CPRE, has so far resulted in the collection of over 11,000 bottles and cans and hundreds of bags of rubbish across the UK, leading to a cleaner and safer environment for wildlife, nature, and us, to enjoy.
Shropshire 2019 Green Clean Time and Dates:
1) Madeley - Sunday 1st September
Meet at 10am for registration and a 10.30 start - Madeley Court Retail Park near Lidl supermarket, Telford TF7 5LL.
2) Oswestry - Saturday 21 September
Meet at 10am for registration and a 10.30 start - Oswald Road public car park opposite Morrisons, SY11 1RE.
3) Rea Valley - Saturday 28th September
Meet at 10am for registration - Malehurst Bank, just north of the A488 (postcode: SY5 0BT / OS map co-ordinates 38-39/06).
Ample parking in field. Look out for the road signs!
Connor Furnival, a Trustee at CPRE’s Shropshire branch, said;
“As part of CPRE’s Green Clean we will be holding a number of litter picks across Shropshire to help clean up Shropshire’s beautiful countryside. We really hope you can show your support for our vital green spaces by coming along! The event on the day is always friendly, welcoming and fun so we are encouraging as many locals as possible to come and join us!”
Shropshire, along with many English counties is losing the fight against litter and dog fouling.
Councils in Britain are having to spend almost £1 billion a year on cleaning up because legislation is not working - or enforced - and because they and their paid agents fail to take these antisocial crimes seriously.
In 2016, CPRE Shropshire challenged Shropshire Council to put real backbone into legislation by sharing our pioneering Model Action Plan (click here to download pdf), starting in Church Stretton in the south of the County.
Harper Adams university created n educational and entertaining video for CPRE Shropshire to see it click here
CPRE nationally also campaigns against litter and more recently- use of plastics - http://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/energy-and-waste/litter-and-fly-tipping/item/4856-cpre-response-to-plastic-call-for-evidence