Volunteers are needed now for Farnham’s Great British Spring Clean events which start on 3 March. A series of litter picks are being organised during March, so volunteers are being encouraged to sign up now or to organise their own.

“With spring bulbs already emerging it won’t be long before our town and village outdoor spaces will be full of colour, so we need to get ready now to make sure they are litter-free and looking their best,” says Councillor Stephen Hill, Farnham Town Council’s Lead Member for Community Enhancement.

Among the events already planned is a litter pick in Farnham town centre on Saturday 3 March from 10am to 12.30pm. Volunteers should meet at the Council offices on South Street.

On 10 March, litter picks will take place in Wrecclesham (meet at the Recreation Ground, Riverdale at 10.30am), Badshot Lea (meet at 10am at the Hop Kiln, St George’s Road) and Sandy Hill (meet at the play area at the centre of Sandy Hill Estate at 10am. There will be lunch for those that help.).

“It really is a case of the more the merrier. As volunteers work in groups, there is always a cheerful atmosphere and the chance to chat while you work so time flies by and you get to meet new people from your community. All you need to do is come along in suitable outdoor clothing and be ready to get picking!” says Councillor Hill.

Farnham Town Council would like residents and community groups to organise their own clean-up events too. “It’s really easy to do your own litter pick. Just get a group of friends or neighbours together and decide on a date between 3 and 10 March, contact Farnham Town Council to borrow some equipment and choose an area you would like to clean up.”

For all litter picks, Farnham Town Council will provide protective clothing such as gloves and high visibility jackets, as well as litter pickers and black sacks. Families, young people, individuals and community groups are welcome to take part.

To find out more or to organise your own litter pick, contact Lara Miller at Farnham Town Council on 01252 712667 or email lara.miller@farnham.gov.uk.

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