Market towns prepare for Easter #TrashTribe invasion

This Easter, a Breckland-based group will take the fight against litter in our environment to the streets of the district’s market towns with a series of clean up and information roadshows.

Pure Clean Earth, an environmental group supported by Breckland Council, will host a family friendly #TrashTribe event in each Breckland town between 8 – 12 April. Volunteers will not only be able to support the special Easter #TrashTribe clean up, but learn how they can reduce our environmental footprint and reduce plastic waste in their lives.

During the roadshow, children under 14 are also encouraged to enter a #TrashTribe poster competition, which will then form part of a Breckland-wide awareness campaign to reduce litter and plastic use across the district. As a special thank you to local volunteers, the first 20 residents who register in each market town will also receive a free Pure Clean Earth T-shirt.
A Pure Clean spokesperson commented: “Our events are not like normal clean ups, as they focus on having fun and making new like-minded friends, whilst helping our local environment. Each #TrashTribe event runs for an hour-and-a-half but we’ll be around afterwards to talk to people about reducing their plastic use and how to be more environmentally friendly.”

The Breckland #TrashTribe events will take place:
• 8th April – Dereham, Nelson’s Place
• 9th April – Thetford, Market Place
• 10th April – Watton, Watton Youth & Community Centre
• 11th April – Swaffham, Swaffham Buttercross
• 12th April – Attleborough, Town Hall

The clean ups will run 10-11.30am, with Pure Clean Earth awareness tents at each site through until 2 pm to talk to local residents and help children with competition entries.

A Breckland spokesperson commented: “Tackling plastic waste in our environment is a global issue, however we need to act locally to ensure we play our part in the reduction of plastic use and waste. We want to see our rivers, local countryside and market town environments free from polluting plastics and litter, therefore we are inviting residents to get involved and work together to tackle the issue. The roadshow events are open to all ages; however, children must always be accompanied by an adult. Residents who would like to attend can simply drop in on the day or register their attendance by emailing community@breckland.gov.uk.”

The Easter #TrashTribe events are supported by a grant from a £9.75 million central government fund, distributed to local councils to back their efforts in cleaning up high streets and town centres by empowering residents to take pride in their area, promoting community cohesion and the benefits of well being through volunteering and social activities. For further information visit www.breckland.gov.uk/EasterTrashTribe

Courtesy of Breckland Council– 02/04/2019

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