PEOPLE across Bromsgrove are being urged to ‘adopt their local area’ as part of a new scheme being launched on Monday, March 25, by the district council to coincide with the Great British Spring Clean.
Adopt an Area sees the district council support for civic-minded volunteers whose efforts complement and enhance the authority’s ongoing cleaning and grounds maintenance programmes.
Anyone committed to tackling litter, from residents to schools, charities, community groups or businesses, can take part.
Participants choose the area they want to ‘adopt’ and register it with the council.
They then receive the guidance, equipment, and collection services for larger quantities of litter and special signs for their adopted area telling people of its new status.
Coun Margaret Sherrey, Bromsgrove District Council’s Portfolio-Holder for Environmental Services, said caring for the local environment was a cornerstone of civic pride and people across the community played an active role in keeping areas pristine.
“We want to bolster that, and help drive home the point that the fight against litter isn’t some faceless monster swallowing up public resources and your council tax.
“We hope we can prompt even more people to keep the district tidy and dispose of their litter responsibly.”
The simplest way to do this is to search online for Adopt an Area in Bromsgrove or you call the Environmental Services team on 01527 881188.