RESIDENTS across the Wokingham Borough will be out and about across the town to take part in the Annual Community Litter Pick this weekend.

The event has been organised by the Wokingham Borough Council, parish councils, neighbourhood action groups, environmental groups and residents.

The idea behind the litter pick is to make the borough a cleaner and brighter place to live in for everyone and to maintain a sense of pride amongst the community.

Councillor John Halsall, executive member for environment, said: “The annual community litter pick is a great demonstration of the pride that our residents have for their local areas and their willingness give their time and get involved in making the borough a better place for everyone.

“I am very grateful for the time that each person is able to give to this event and I hope that they are also able to have some fun and enjoyment as well as the satisfaction of a job well-done.”

The event supports Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean and aims to raise awareness about the impact of littering as well as the effort it takes every day to keep the borough tidy.

Litter pickers and safety vests will be provided and participants have been asked to wear gloves and sturdy shoes.

The Annual Community Litter Pick will take place on Saturday, March 23 and residents should meet outside the Wokingham Town Hall at 10am.

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