Keep Swanton Morley Tidy
Date of next community litter pick: TBA
Meet at: TBA
The problem of litter in our countryside and villages is a nationwide issue. From fly-tipping an entire kitchen to dog poo bags hung in hedgerows - and everything in between - none of it is acceptable and we know that many of you feel strongly about protecting our environment and keeping Swanton Morley a pleasant place to live and visit. Litter is not only unattractive but can be hazardous to both people and animals alike and can have a negative impact on biodiversity. We know that many of you take it upon yourselves to clean up after others where you can, and for that we are extremely grateful.
Thankfully it is a minority of people who need reminding of their collective responsibility and we are hoping to raise awareness throughout the village with a series of new posters. Each of the posters below can be downloaded in pdf format to print or use on your social media pages. Please feel free to print and display as many of them in windows, in gardens or online as you like. You will also find a poster that can be coloured in by children and adults alike!
Dates for our future community litter picks will be displayed here but in the meantime, the Parish Council has now purchased some litter pickers of our own and if any family/household groups would like to borrow one or two, for an hour or two’s litter picking about the village, then please contact the Parish Clerk - we are happy to supply bin bags and dispose of the waste collected too.
The Parish Council have installed a number of rubbish and dog waste bins throughout the village over the years, which are emptied on a regular basis by Breckland Council. These are well used in the village itself but with most of our surrounding countryside belonging to local landowners, we often cannot place bins directly where they seem to be needed the most and, therefore, must rely on people to be responsible enough to take their litter and dog waste away with them … or to the nearest bin in the village.
Thank you to everyone who is already doing their bit - hopefully, together, we can encourage others to be more mindful about the impact of their actions.