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GREAT WORK: Clean and Green campaign tackles litter problem in Chalfont St Giles 

 Published on: 5th November 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Chalfont St Giles Parish Council has been working hard to target litter and dog waste in the parish.

Clerk to the council, Helen Griffiths, said that since the beginning of the pandemic they have seen an increase in people using the open spaces in the village, which has lead to an increase in litter and dog waste being left on the path and pavements.

To take action and address the endless complaints by residents, the parish council decided to extend its usual ‘Village Clean Up Day’ to a month-long campaign.

As part of the campaign numerous activities took place recently.

The Duke of Edinburgh volunteers gave packs of litter picking equipment to residents who wished to get involved by carrying out their own litter picking when out on their daily walks.

‘Pink Paint Protest’ took place, where ‘Pink Paint Protest Guardians’ sprayed any dog waste they found with pink chalk. 

They encouraged litter picking in family groups and asked volunteers to adhere to social distancing rules.

The clerk said: “We are all proud of this beautiful village and the lockdowns have really highlighted how lucky we are to live here.”

Picture credit Hoss Photography 

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