MP urges constituents to join in national litter clear-up campaign

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid is urging constituents to join in a UK-wide litter clear-up campaign.

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid is urging constituents to join in a UK-wide litter clear-up campaign.

The Great British September Clean was originally planned to take place in March but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 800,000 people were due to take part in a range of events across the country.

Now, following social distancing rules, groups are planning to go out and pick up litter in streets, parks, and beaches between September 11-27.

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Mr Duguid said

It was clearly the right decision to postpone the planned events in March.

However, with social distancing measures, anyone can get involved in September.

We are lucky to live in a beautiful part of the country that is visited by many people every year.

However, there is always a small minority who risk spoiling our countryside or beaches by dumping litter or other rubbish.

If anyone is interested in joining in this UK-wide event, then I would urge them to get in touch with the organisers.

Individuals or small groups can arrange litter pick-up events in parks, on beaches or even in their local street. There were 800,000 people signed up for the March event – it would be great if a similar number could step forward for September.

You can find out more about the campaign on the Keep Britain Tidy website.

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