Sir David Amess joined Councillor Meg Davidson and a host of local volunteers as Prittlewell took part in the Great British Spring Clean.
On Saturday 23rd March, the volunteers met by the Prittle Brook to clean up the Greenway walk beside the stream, which has recently become overrun with litter. The group then moved to several alleyways in Westborough, clearing up the discarded plastic, tyres and household waste. The tidy-up is part of a series of volunteer action days this Spring as part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.
The Great British Spring Clean is bringing together individuals, community organisations, and businesses to make a difference to the environment on their doorstep. The nationwide campaign will run from March 22nd to April 23rd, and will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, park and beaches across the country.
Following the litter-picking event, Sir David said 'It is fantastic to see so many coming together and giving up their Saturday and clean up our local area. The level of litter and plastic pollution can be shocking, but this has been a great initiative to make a visible difference, and protect our local environment.'
To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean, visit www.keepbritaintidy.org