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How you can be a #litterhero in Calverley

There’s going to be some litter lifting in Calverley on Monday as locals take part in Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

Starting on March 22 and finishing on April 23, volunteers from local communities, schools and businesses are organising litter picks at venues throughout the country.

anne akers litter picker
Anne Akers

The Calverley Clean-up will include volunteers from Calverley in Bloom, who are keen to make sure the village is litter-free.

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Its organiser, Anne Akers, is a regular plogger (picking up litter while out jogging. She says she expects half a dozen or so litter pickers:

“Calverley isn’t terrible for litter, but we do get a lot along the roadside and at the entrances to our beautiful woods. It’s unbelievable that people just drop their rubbish out of car windows, or throw away wrappers and bottles as they walk. We’re going to clear as much as we can in a couple of hours.”

Leeds City Council took the litter lead a couple of years ago has encouraged individuals to pick up one piece of litter a day through a campaign which has gone global.

The Calverley cleanup starts from the Gatescroft Allotments on Monday April 1 at 2pm. Bags and ‘grabbers’ will be provided, please bring your own gloves and a hi-viz jacket it you have one. There will be refreshments at the allotment hut afterwards

Anyone can register for the GB Spring Clean and set up their own event.

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