18 March 2024
MP Kicks off Great British Spring Clean Litter Pick

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin joined villagers on Clifton upon Teme picking litter dumped along a stretch of busy road.

The MP joined local villagers who regularly help to clean up their community and have formed a local group with dozens of helpers.

Harriett joined the litter pickers to promote the annual Keep Britain Tidy campaign which encourages local people, voluntary groups and businesses to pick up at least one bag of litter during the fortnight-long initiative which runs between March 15 and 31.

The group picked up empty bottles of spirits, fast food wrappers, disposable coffee cups and even a car exhaust in their hour-long clearing of the road between Clifton and Upper Sapey.

Harriett said:

“It was great to see so many big-hearted villagers from the beautiful village of Clifton upon Teme come out on a rainy Friday to help pick litter.

“The Great British Spring Clean is a national initiative to encourage more people to clean up their own local environment and there are many local groups  who brave the elements to keep their location clean.

“If you want to start your own, both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council can help you Adopt A Road and provide equipment.

“Litter is something which can be a scourge on our rural and urban areas and I am heartened that there are so many volunteers already out there helping to keep our streets clean. Report fly-tipping too where fines have been increased for these environmental crooks.

“It's quite satisfying to collect a bag of litter and anyone can get involved from quite a young age.”

Photo: Harriett Baldwin MP with local litter-pickers with bags of rubbish picked up from the verges of the edge of Clifton upon Teme.