Evesham MP urges people to get involved in Keep Britain Tidy's Spring Clean - The Evesham Observer

Evesham MP urges people to get involved in Keep Britain Tidy's Spring Clean

Evesham Editorial 13th Mar, 2024   0

WEST Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has backed local community groups who pick up bags of litter to raise funds and help to improve the local environment.

Mrs Baldwin joined MPs from all over the country at an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign founded by the Women’s Institute in 1954.

The MP backed local people, voluntary groups and businesses to pick up at least one bag of litter during the fortnight-long scheme which runs between March 15 and 31 and maybe also raise funds for a local good cause.

She said: “Whenever I visit primary schools, the pupils often share their concerns about the mess that builds up on our streets with people dumping rubbish rather than using a bin. Councils are now able to issue larger fines, where the maximum amount those caught fly-tipping could be fined will increase from £400 to £1,000 and Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has pledged to increased patrols to deter and prosecute instances of fly-tipping in rural areas.”

Mrs Baldwin added it was up to everyone to keep the local environment tidy which was why she was urging schools and voluntary groups to ‘keep West Worcestershire tidy’.

“I’ll be looking to do my bit in the coming weeks. By working together, we can help to keep Britain tidy in March and throughout the year.”

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