15 May 2019
Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) would like to thank the Aylesbury Vale residents who took part in a community litter pick as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign.
The campaign, which ran throughout April, saw a record-breaking 563,163 volunteers taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country. In a bid to support the campaign, AVDC encouraged Aylesbury Vale residents to get involved and take part in a local community litter pick.
Rebecca Newbutt, AVDC Group Manager – Operations, said:
“AVDC’s Streetscene team was delighted to support the local litter picking events organised by Aylesbury Vale residents. Our team offered and provided a supply of bags to those partaking in a community litter pick and arranged for the removal of collected litter. A huge well done and thank you to all those that took part in helping to keep Aylesbury Vale clean and green!”
The council also launched a competition alongside the campaign to find Aylesbury Vale’s best #LitterHeroes. A whole host of photos from local community litter picks were sent through to AVDC’s Streetscene team and from the fantastic selection, one photo was randomly selected to receive a voucher kindly donated by The Works.
The winning photo was sent in by Corinne from Aston Clinton. She commented:
“The power of social media was put to use to invite members of the community of Aston Clinton to come together to take part in the Great British Spring Clean. Myself and others had individually picked up litter around the village but it became evident that a team effort could have a powerful impact.
“On a thankfully dry Sunday a decent crowd gathered outside the school armed with litter pickers and bin bags borrowed from several community establishments. It was great to see such a mixture of ages, including young children, who all eagerly set off with pickers. We all enjoyed getting together and doing something positive. So much so, that we’re keen to do another one later in the year.”
More information on Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign can be found by visiting: https://www.keepbritaintidy.org