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New grant to keep West Norfolk spick and span

litter picking on snettisham beach

Published by Grace Mcgachy
5:21am 13th June 2019.

A big investment to keep West Norfolk looking spick and span.

The Borough Council has been given £26,636 from the department for housing, communities and local government.

We're being encouraged to take pride in our area following the grant which is going to go towards community clean up.


New litter picking kits, including hoops, scoops, high-vis vests and bags are one of the initiatives being launched.

Volunteer litter pickers from Castle Rising were the first to receive their own set of litter picking equipment.

Jon Taylor is the parish councillor there.

litter picking on snettisham beach


"We arrange around four litter picks here each year and up to 15 people help out. It's sad that people dispose of their rubbish in this way.

We all spread out, clear as much as we can and work our way back into the centre of Castle Rising, meeting at The Reading Rooms after 45 minutes".

Litter pick castle rising


Councillor, and Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Brian Long said:

"The grant of over £26,000 has been used to expand community clear up equipment. This has allowed us to encourage people to reduce litter and waste around west Norfolk.

As well as litter picking kits, the council has purchased two new chewing gum removal devices.

We already have one in King's Lynn, now Downham Market and Hunstanton will get one each.

Also new flagged wheelie bins, to be used during events, and more dog waste bins will be put up around the borough.

Over the next few weeks, more groups who have borrowed equipment to clean up their area will be given their own equipment to keep".

litter on hunstanton beach

 

The Council has bought enough equipment for 15 volunteer litter teams.

They plan to issue 11 of these to voluntary groups who regularly hold clean ups.

The rest will be available to borrow.

The ten-person kits are available to book by calling 0800 2532687

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