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Sudbury To Become Litter Free

September 8, 2020 10:11 AM

op92 (Thanks to Colin Czerwinski for sharing their work on Unsplash.)A family litter picking scheme run by Sudbury Town Council's community wardens, supported by Babergh District Council, is set to ensure Sudbury remains one of Suffolk's cleanest towns. The Volunteer Litter Picking Scheme, which was re-launched by the Community Wardens during lockdown in April 2020, has seen more than 50 local families sign up to borrow litter picking kit provided by Babergh District Council.

Now, even more families are being encouraged to take part in the scheme supported by Waitrose Sudbury, with the wardens having recently gained additional financial support from the town council for 200 litter pickers. Young volunteers from across Sudbury have already collected more than 200 bags to be sent to Suffolk's energy from waste facility, ensuring Sudbury's streets remain clean while also helping to power more than 30,000 homes.

Youngsters Grace, Archie, Dexter, Violet and many more have already been recognised on the wardens' social media for their role in keeping Sudbury clean, tidy and safe, helping to reduce the risk from contaminated litter during COVID-19. However, both councils want to ensure all the volunteers are recognised as part of Babergh's local #CommunityChampion and the #SuffolkSaysThanks campaigns, as even the smallest acts of kindness and steps towards becoming more environmentally conscious make a huge difference.

Anyone in Sudbury looking to get involved can contact the community wardens on Twitter at @communitywarden, Facebook at @communitywardens, or by emailing community wardens. For anyone in Babergh outside Sudbury looking to start litter picking can head to the district council's website.

The scheme supports steps already taken by the two councils to tackle litter in Babergh, having both pledged their support for the recently re-launched Radio Suffolk led anti-littering campaign 'Don't be a tosser'. Babergh District Council also works as part of the Suffolk Waste Partnership which aims to help prevent fly tipping through the county-wide S.C.R.A.P campaign.