March 29, 2024

How did it go? When we did the Great British Spring Clean in Dereham

Dereham Community Litter Pickers (DCLP) have been working to clean up the streets and grass areas of Dereham for two and a half years. In this time, they have lifted more than two tons of rubbish from our streets.

In March this year, they joined the national campaign the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ and invited local councillors to come and help them pick up litter on 23 March. Thirty-five people came along and together they collected more than 87 kg of rubbish in just two hours, bringing the total this year to 727.5kg – nearly 3/4 of a ton.

The volunteers were thanked by Breckland Chairman, Councillor Peter Wilkinson (on the right, at the back), and by the Mayor of Dereham, Councillor Hugh King (on the left) – both of whom had joined the pick along with Deputy Mayor Linda Monument (on the right at the front).

The DCLP have been working away for two years to help to make our town more attractive for you and me, our friends and relatives.

Let’s help them by taking our rubbish home or making sure it goes into the correct litter bin.
Let’s all help to make the town centre a more attractive place to visit, to walk around, to sit and to meet our friends.

The next litter pick is 6 April and starts at 10am from the Queen Mother’s Gardens. Equipment is provided along with a safety briefing.

Please come along! Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult and taking part means they can apply for a Blue Peter Green badge.