Search

New scheme gives residents better access to litter-picking equipment

PUBLISHED: 12:39 01 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:36 01 August 2019

The Breckland Community Shed Network will give people access to litter pick equipment and basic gardening tools. Picture: Breckland Council

The Breckland Community Shed Network will give people access to litter pick equipment and basic gardening tools. Picture: Breckland Council

Archant

Residents, schools and volunteers are being provided with specialist equipment to help them clean up their communities.

As part of the Breckland Community Shed Network, market towns in the district will have access to litter-picking equipment and basic gardening tools in their own sheds.

The scheme, launched by Breckland Council in partnership with town-based organisation, is designed to make it easier for volunteers to borrow equipment regardless of where they live.

You may also want to watch:

Sheds will be managed by Swaffham's Iceni Partnership, The Connaught Hall in Attleborough, town councils in Watton and Thetford, and in Dereham by Breckland Council.

Mark Robinson, Breckland's executive member of community, leisure and culture, said: "Many residents are proud of where they live and ask us how they can get involved in litter picks.

"The sheds will make it easier for people to organise their own clean-up by contacting their nearest shed manager to access volunteers and make arrangements to borrow the kit."

To join an existing clean-up group, visit the Pure Clean Earth Facebook page or check with your parish council.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Dereham Times