What is it?
Keep Britain Tidy are doing Great British September Clean, 11th to 27th September 2020, with support from Visit New Mills & New Mills Litter Pick Party we are doing a New Mills September Clean From 11th to 27th September 2020.
We are asking that individuals, families, community groups, schools and businesses complete a litter pick in the New Mills Area anytime between these dates. https://www.facebook.com/events/3585181294845959/
Why are we doing it?
We have found litter in New Mills from 1970- 50 years old!! 7 out of every 10 items of discarded litter is food packaging or wrappers.
Around 122 tons of cigarette butts and cigarette-related litter is dropped every day across the UK.
To date New Mills Litter Pick party have collected 1018 Bags of litter
In 2019 we collected 114 bags of litter in 14 days
In 2020, we are calling on you to help improve the environment on our doorstep, to make New Mills clean & tidy
To educate on the impact of litter, to stand together and declare that litter – which degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife – is not acceptable.
What’s Special about it?
It’s a community event in association with a national event. For younger participates, Litter Bingo
What are the Details?
You can join our Litter Pick on Saturday 19th September 1pm-3pm @ Litter pick 26: New Mills Leisure Centre & surrounding areas https://www.facebook.com/events/916332122190629/
Litter picks can be borrowed by individuals or groups just ask on one of our social media platforms or NewMillsLitterPickParty@gmail.com to arrange.*dispose of bags in public bins/at home unless large group then discuss with us.
Once you’ve completed your litter pick just tag us on Social media or email with photos, location of pick & number of bags using #NewMillsSeptemberClean #GBSeptemberClean
What’s in it for you?
Learn about the impact of Litter on the environment. Get out and active. Make a difference to your community. Help the environment. Feel proud
With big thanks to Derbyshire County Council for helping to fund litter equipemnt via their action grants