Mansfield Rotary Club has started its new green scheme – but theynow need your help to help pick up litter in the town.
The group has agreed to invest around £300 on 100 litter picker tools.
The pickers will be then made available free to anyone who is prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a bit of voluntary litter picking around their neighbourhood, roadsides, pavements or parks or schools.
The new initiative is also being backed by the Chad, and each week they will feature your pictures of the litter picking across the Chad region.
Rotarian Stewart Rickersey said: “What we would like is for volunteers, they might be individuals or groups, young or old, who could register with us their interest in joining the “Just bin it,” scheme. Once registered we will let them know where they can pick up their litter picker.
“We hope to be able stretch out our efforts across 100 local streets to try and achieve a fairly wide-spread effort in Mansfield. Volunteers can share their efforts with us by e-mail, text and social media.”
Kate Allsop, President of Mansfield Rotary Club, said “We are appealing for residents in the Mansfield area to come forward and litter pick in the vicinity of their own homes or whilst they might be out exercising or walking their dog.
“And to encourage that process Mansfield Rotary Club will provide one litter picker to each person registering their address. One hundred litter pickers have been ordered initially. Let’s all make a positive difference to our town in these difficult times.”
The Rotarians have already made a start by getting busy with their new project. They have already achieved dozens of bags of rubbish picked up from around the area, with help from family and friends.
To register, litter picking volunteers need to share their details with Mansfield Rotary Club via text, e-mail or social media. Once registered the club will let them know where they can pick up the litter picker.
Go to: https://mansfieldrotary.co.uk/mansfields-big-cleanto register to get a free litter picker.