Town encouraged to collect five a day

PUBLISHED: 14:28 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 06:56 30 May 2010

LITTER day will be on March 1 this year as groups, residents, councillors, traders and even the mayor will be joining in. The day is set to be bigger than ever this year because, lets face it, everyone thinks Dunmow could do with a really big tidy. Everyo

LITTER day will be on March 1 this year as groups, residents, councillors, traders and even the mayor will be joining in.

The day is set to be bigger than ever this year because, lets face it, everyone thinks Dunmow could do with a really big tidy.

Everyone in the town is invited to pop along to the Foakes Hall from 9am on Saturday morning to join in and take pride in the town's appearance.

Cllr Wendy Barron feels very strongly about the amount of litter and is working with Dunmow Society secretary Christopher Kerridge on the slogan "Have you collected your five a day?"

She said: "The amount of litter has grown substantially around Dunmow over the last few years this is a chance to really make a difference."

Dunmow Town Council provide plastic bags, gloves, litter pickers and florescent jackets. Volunteer groups such as the scouts, guides, and women's institutes have all been asked to join in.

Mr Kerridge said: "It is important everyone gets involved in some way even if you can't make the start time at the Foakes Hall. We want everyone to pick up five a day for that day and then every day afterwards."

Town councillors will lead by example on the day, with Mayor Carol James helping to pick up litter and Cllr David Beedle will be providing transport for the rubbish to be taken away.

Look out for signs and notices appearing all around the area as the campaign to get everyone in the town to be litter conscious gets under way.

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