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Let’s make Richmond litter free in ‘23

17 January 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

A programme of free events and awareness-raising activities designed to deter people from littering will get underway this January, 2023.

Organised by the Richmond Group of the Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership (RCAP), the first event will be a community litter pick starting from The Station on the 22nd January from 10am – 3pm.  The event is open to all, but under 18s should be accompanied by an adult.

Litter picking equipment is kindly being provided by Richmondshire District Council and Richmond Pride.

Please wear appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing, suitable for potentially muddy and/or icy paths. Around an hour will be spent litter picking, and then warm up and share stories and photos of our finds back at The Station, where a free hot drink or soft drink will be provided, kindly sponsored by the Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership (RCAP).

Mike Sparrow, Vice Chair of the Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership explained why taking action on litter is important: “Nobody likes to see local areas spoilt by litter, and it somehow feels even more intrusive in the protected and valued landscapes we are privileged to call home. But for animals and birds, it can be a matter of life and death, if they eat things like plastic wrappers or get their feet trapped in plastic film.”

County Councillor for Richmond, Stuart Parsons, a long-time advocate for tackling litter said: “I wholeheartedly support this ‘let’s make Richmond litter free in ‘23’ campaign from RCAP. It’s easy to take your litter home and recycle what you can, and there’s plenty of litter bins about if you do need to dispose of it earlier.”

For more information, please contact Margaret Land via

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