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Litter pickers needed

Farnham is in need of volunteer litter-pickers to take part in this year’s Big Pick Week in March and to join in Bloomin’ Litter activities throughout the year.

“Litter picking is a quick and easy way to have a big impact on the attractiveness of your neighbourhood, high street or favourite park. The Big Pick takes place over the week of 21 to 28 March. We need just an hour or two of your time and you can join in as an individual, family, group of friends, or colleagues from a local business,” says Councillor Sally Dickson, Lead Member for Community Enhancement at Farnham Town Council.

Councillor Dickson adds: “For our Bloomin’ Litter initiatives, we also need regular volunteers over the spring and summer months to keep our town and villages litter-free. If you enjoy the Big Pick and want to do more or feel you can take part in litter picking on a regular basis, please get in touch. It’s a very worthwhile contribution to your local community, particularly for young people or others looking for a volunteering opportunity.”

Signing up is easy: simply email Farnham Town Council at bloom@farnham.gov.uk giving your contact details, the number of people likely to join you and the area you would like to cover. Remember to also mention whether you are interested in Big Pick Week, a regular litter pick for Bloomin’ Litter or both.

Farnham Town Council provides all the litter picking and safety equipment needed and can even help dispose of what is collected.

Big Pick Week culminates in a town centre clear up on Saturday 28 March for the Great British Spring Clean. Farnham Town Council invites volunteers to get involved and play their part in filling sacks with litter. When the spring clean finishes on 28 March, volunteers can enjoy a hard-earned cup of tea and a piece of cake.

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