Nigel Adams MP with Byram litter heroes (l to r) Michelle and Geoff Pattison & Don Simpson
Village litter pickers in Byram have been given a boost by local MP, Nigel Adams, who has donated heavy duty litter pickers and hi-vis jackets in their ongoing campaign to keep their local environment clear of litter.
Nigel Adams’ assistance comes ahead of Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy’s annual national clean up – the Great British Spring Clean, which will be held over the weekend 2nd to 4th March. Our MP and Keep Britain Tidy are keen for more local people to come forward to join in and make a difference.
Last year the campaign saw more #LitterHeroes than ever collect a staggering 70,000 wheelie bins of rubbish over one weekend. More than 300,000 people got involved, cleaned up their local streets, parks and beaches, and had fun doing it.
Nigel Adams MP commented: “The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for everyone who cares about the rubbish scarring our countryside to help out and take a stand. I’ve done many litter picks over years in the district and joining with volunteers who do their bit to reduce the litter blighting our local area is very rewarding.”
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “Littering is a serious issue that blights the beautiful beaches, countryside and cities of the UK. It also has a devastating effect on our wildlife. This year we want even more people to get involved and we are delighted our campaign is being supported by Selby’s MP, Nigel Adams who is also encouraging his constituents to sign up now and get involved too.”
Individuals, groups, families, schools, businesses and clubs can all sign up and make a difference. Register at www.keepbritaintidy.org/gbspringclean and let’s clean up our country.
Locals in Byram can join in and help reduce litter blighting the local community by meeting at the Parish Hall at 10am on Sunday 4th March and the group can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org