Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, recently joined volunteers in Basildon Town Centre to help them collect litter for Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign.
The campaign is running the length and breadth of the country throughout June and aims to clean up local public areas, tackle problems such as dog mess, and bring the community together behind a common cause.
Around 20 Volunteers, including the local MP, joined forces for the litter pick in the town centre which was sponsored by McDonalds.
Mr Metcalfe commented: “Keep Britain Tidy is a fantastic charity making a real difference to communities throughout the UK. They understand that cleaner streets and community spaces make such a difference to the feel of a local area, and are the backbone of strong communities. Basildon is certainly not an exception to this.”
“Basildon is a fantastic place and I was delighted to see local people coming together and taking a real pride in where they live. I hope that all local residents will get behind the campaign and help to keep Basildon tidy not just in June, but on an ongoing basis.”
To see how you can get involved, or to organise a cleanup in your local park, community area, or other green space, have a look at the Love Where You Live website: http://www.lovewhereyoulive.org/home/710
Mr Metcalfe added: “I would like to thank all of the volunteers who took part in the clean up and McDonalds for partnering the event. I hope it will be the first of many more to come!”