Slough Borough Council is carrying out a town-wide clean up as part of the Great British Spring Clean in an effort to keep Slough tidy.
The Great British Spring Clean is a national campaign with one simple aim: to bring people together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.
Slough Borough Council is inviting community groups, residents and businesses to join councillors, officers and partner organisations to form a volunteer army of litter heroes this Saturday 10 March, to clean up the borough’s neighbourhoods.
A number of events previously due to take place last weekend (Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March) were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. These events will be rescheduled over the coming months.
Due to an overwhelming appetite to clean up the town, the following events are currently scheduled to take place:
- Cippenham – Saturday 10 March, 11am-12:30pm. Join ward councillors James Swindlehurst and Nora Holledge at Cippenham Community Centre car park, Earls Lane to take part. For more information please contact Nahid Moghul, community project officer on 01753 875501 or email email@example.com
- Langley – Saturday 10 March, 10am-1pm. The council, in partnership with Langley Neighbourhood Forum will be cleaning up Langley. Join ward councillors Preston Brooker, Mandeep Rana, Amarpreet S Dhaliwal, Ted Plenty and Michael Holledge at Langley Memorial Park to take part. For more information please contact Esther Masters, community project officer on 01753 477355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Langley Woods Estate – Saturday 17 March, 10am-12noon. Join ward councillors Preston Brooker, Mandeep Rana and Michael Holledge at the central park area off James Meadow to take part. For more information please contact Esther Masters, community project officer on 01753 477355 or email email@example.com
All volunteers are reminded to wear appropriate clothes and footwear.
These clean ups come as Slough Borough Council looks to adopt a more preventative strategy for managing litter.
The council is currently working with Keep Britain Tidy to adapt the national litter strategy to meet the needs of the town, and will be launching some key initiatives in the town centre shortly.
Councillor Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “Litter is a growing problem in Slough and we need to take immediate action to tackle it.
“We are working hard to encourage people to change their behaviour by raising awareness and mobilising communities through exciting and engaging campaigns like the Great British Spring Clean.
“We are inviting community groups, residents and businesses to join our councillors, officers and partner organisations to join our army of litter heroes to clean up our town and to proudly keep it that way.
“Keeping Slough tidy doesn’t stop here. If anyone knows of a location in the town that is badly affected by litter, please report it to us so we can arrange for it to be cleaned up.”
To report litter please fill in the street cleaning form at http://www.slough.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/report-bins-and-waste-related-issues.aspx, drop into a MyCouncil office in person or call 01753 475111 option 4.