Gosport MP takes up arms against littering

GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage recently took part in the Great British Spring Clean, alongside some local anti-litter heroes

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:55 am
Caroline Dinenage MP with Gosports Spring Cleaners

The MP joined the team in a clean-up of Stokes Bay on Saturday, March 6, as part of a nationwide campaign encouraging people to be more proactive in their approach to litter.

The Friends of Stokes Bay, a team from Gomer Juniors, a group of local Conservative Councillors and many others were all present on the day.

Dropping litter costs councils hundreds of millions of pounds every year to clear up and spoils our enjoyment of towns and the countryside. Littered areas can reduce property prices and local businesses may suffer as people stay away. This affects the whole community and it can be avoided by everyone taking responsibility.

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RSPCA data reveals that there are 5,000 reports of animals being injured by litter each year, and the annual economic cost of cleaning Britain’s streets is £700 million

The Gosport MP said: ‘The Great British Spring Clean is a fantastic event that really encourages residents to make a positive difference to their local communities. It was fantastic to see that 10 clean ups were arranged locally and more than 2,500 clean up’s took place across the UK, showing that people really got behind this initiative.

‘Litter is an unsightly addition to our neighbourhoods and picking it up costs taxpayers millions of pounds every year, that’s why I am glad to lend my support to such an important initiative. I am thrilled to see Gosport residents taking a pro-active approach to litter with regular litter-picks and action groups already doing a fantastic job to help keep Gosport tidy.’

For more information about the Great British Spring Clean, people can visit greatbritishspringclean.org.uk.

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