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Samlesbury litter pick sees over 50 bags of rubbish collected

29th September 2018

On Saturday 29th. September CPRE Lancashire joined forces with Samlesbury Area Civic Society and Balderstone Women’s Institute who jointly undertook a local litter pick. Unbelievably, in just one hour 50 large refuse bags were filled.

We are proud of such a fantastic achievement.  We offer a massive thank you to everyone who rolled up their sleeves, and took positive action to make a grot spot into a beauty spot.

Maddy Haughton-Boakes, litter campaign officer at CPRE National Office had organised the Green Team and several volunteers from far and wide to help with an exciting series of Green Clean litter picks across the country.  She said “You only have to take one look at our country lanes and hedgerows, parks and town centres to know that drinks container litter is a huge problem. Not only is it unsightly, wasteful and a threat to wildlife, but much of it is washed into our streams, rivers and waterways, and eventually our oceans, where it threatens marine life globally”.  CPRE is working with Government for more action on stopping plastic to improve the plastic waste problem.

John Greaves, CPRE Lancashire volunteer said “In view of the numbers of people who wanted to help, we have decided to organise other similar events. If you would like to come on board we would love to help you clean up your area. It doesn’t have to be just reserved to litter picking. Please let us know how we can make a difference to your local area.”

Samlesbury Litterpick
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