MANY residents want to spruce-up and clean their neighbourhood and Thurrock Council’s environment team does what it can to help.
Last week the council helped students tidy up a Tilbury park and now it wants to remind people that if groups want to organise a community clean up, the team can provide litter pickers and bags and where possible a free collection service for the rubbish.
Throughout June, Keep Britain Tidy, a independent environmental charity was promoting The Big Tidy Up event, encouraging communities to get involved and keep their environment clean and green, but Thurrock Council supports this throughout the year.
Cllr Victoria Holloway, Thurrock Council’s portfolio holder for environment, said: “Every year our street services department support a number of volunteer groups who take time to keep their local environment clean.
“We appreciate all their hard work and we know that if everyone just used a litter bin instead dropping their litter on the floor Thurrock would be a much cleaner place.”
She added: “We are helped out some local schools and Beaver and Scout groups do their own Big Tidy Up this June, but if there are any groups out there that would like to join in then go online at thurrock.gov.uk/cleanstreets or at thebigtidyup.org, where you can order free clean up kits to help you get started.”