Chalfont St Giles is taking part in a month long campaign called “Clean and Green” to promote litter picking in the parish.
“Clean and Green” is run by Chalfont St Giles Parish Council to heighten awareness of litter and dog waste in the parish.
A spokesperson from Chalfont St Giles Parish Council said: “Litter and leaving dog mess is anti-social behaviour which is often reported to the council. This campaign hopes to get the community involved in helping to address this problem.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic we have seen an increase in litter including discarded masks and an increase in dog waste being left on the paths and pavement, and even hedges and trees!
“A public survey was conducted at the beginning of May and this helped to identify the worst areas and has given us a target for our resources.”
Many people and groups volunteered to help with the event including scouts, Buckinghamshire Building Society and Align (part of HS2).
Several events have been organised as part of the campaign.
The first event was held on the village green on Saturday May 8, where Duke of Edinburgh volunteers were giving packs of litter picking equipment to residents who wished to get involved by carrying out their own litter picking.
On May 15 started the two weeklong ‘Pink Paint Protest’ where ‘Pink Paint Protest Guardians’ sprayed any dog waste they find with pink chalk.
On May 22 instead the parish council invites residents to come along to the village green to help clean up the centre of the village.