Keeping the Lewannick’s roadsides clear of litter
Lewannick has joined four other local Parishes in tackling the problem of unsightly litter on roadsides and public places.
It’s important that anyone working with the group is not a danger to themselves or other road users. By following a few common sense rules and by wearing hi-viz jackets litter picking on minor roads can be carried out safely and effectively. If you would like to help we would urge you for your own safety to join the group rather than go it alone.
We’re taking a positive attitude and saying to everyone ‘let’s take a pride in our parish and see just how clean and litter free we can make it’. We have the backing of Rodney Hancock, whose team will deal with litter on major and busy roads, and will remove any larger items.
For information and offers of help please contact John Panter 015466 782340
Tackling the litter problem locally
– the 5 parishes story
Local groups here in Cornwall are working within their communities to prevent littering – and they really are making a difference!
What started three years ago as a project in one North Cornwall parish has now become a network of five neighbouring parishes, each developing their community project to tackle the problem of littering in Cornwall’s beautiful countryside.
The five parishes – North Hill, Linkinhorne, St. Cleer, Lewannick and South Petherwin – have received tremendous support from Cornwall Council and show great determination amongst the volunteers to keep their parish roads free of litter.
With their reflective jackets, and armed with litter-pickers, bago-rings (simple devices to hold the bags in which litter is collected) and protective gloves, the volunteers in each parish co-ordinate their picking so that over time all the parish roads are cleared of litter on a regular basis.
In North Hill parish you will see the now-familiar roadside signs when a litter-pick has taken place, helping to raise awareness and encourage us all to ‘Say NO to litter!’
The parish also has an impressive list of partners supporting the project, including local businesses, farmers, the school and community groups. Preventing litter is a big challenge across the county.
A clean and litter-free environment is important for communities and for Cornwall – whether for businesses, schools, tourism or leisure, the countryside is a great asset.
These parish groups are showing that community action and involvement can make a difference. Perhaps this network of parish volunteer projects working in partnership with the local authority is the way forward for Cornwall, in not only cleaning up our county but also preventing littering in the first place – and to become the cleanest county in England!