Are you tired of seeing litter on our streets? We are too!
The local Lib Dem team are launching a community scheme to tackle the issue - ‘1-a-day’. It’s simple, residents who would like to take part pledge to pick up a single item of litter a day in their community and bin it.
Cllr Mark Robson, who runs the Parkstone Pickers, said: “Litter is a real blight on our neighbourhood and we owe our thanks to the volunteer litter pickers who quietly help tidy up.
“Our streets are cleaned from time to time by the council, however, with lots of on-street car parking, narrow roads and limited resources, some places do get missed. That’s why we’re asking for volunteers to pledge to pick up at least one bit of litter a day and put it in the right bin.”
Cllr Marion Le Poidevin, who runs regular litter picks at Branksome Rec, added: “Littering contributes to plastic pollution, can be harmful to wildlife and can even encourage more people to litter. We want to make sure that litter is disposed of responsibly and the whole area looks tidy.”
“We’d love for residents to really embrace this scheme and pledge to help out. However, if you have a big litter problem in your street that you would like to report visit www.poole.gov.uk/streets-and-travel/report-a-street-issue/ or contact us for help.”
If you would like to pledge to pick up one piece of litter a day visit: poole-libdems.org.uk/1aday
We’ll send you stickers for your wheelie bins, so that other people who have pledged know they can put litter in it when they are passing.