01 FEB 2018

Spring clean litter picking events in Dover and Deal

People in Dover and Deal have the chance to take place in two conservation projects as part of the Great British Spring Clean. I am supporting environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy's annual campaign – which this year features a beach clean in Walmer and a litter pick in Dover.

Last year's events drew more volunteers than ever, with 300,000 people collecting 70,000 wheelie bins of rubbish across the UK over a single weekend. I grabbed a litter picker at a Great British Spring Clean event in Westminster last week – and am encouraging his constituents to sign up this year.

Litter is a blight on our beautiful corner of Kent. Everyone should be able to enjoy our stunning surrounding without them being spoilt by piles of rubbish. That's why we need as many people as possible to take part in the beach clean and litter pick this year. We have a great community spirit here in Dover and Deal – so let's get together and help protect our environment.

A community clean of Walmer Beach takes place at The Strand between 9.30am and 11am on Sunday March 4. In Dover, a litter pick at Old Park Hill Nature Reserve in Monks Way takes place between 10am and 3pm on March 4. People can register for both events at www.keepbritaintidy.org/gbspringclean.

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