Clean-up work of Brighter Uckfield recognised

Brighter Uckfield volunteers have been recognised for their work in keeping the town free of litter and looking good.

Their work was noted by Wealden District Council in its review of the Great British Spring Clean which ran from May to June 13.

Organised litter picks during the Keep Britain Tidy campaign collected more than 300 bags of litter from the district’s streets and open green spaces – a 50% increase on the 200 plus bags collected in 2020.

It’s estimated that more than 700 bags of litter have been collected since April 2021 because many groups now work year-round.

The list of groups in Wealden which the council recognised as working constantly included Brighter Uckfield as well as Brighter Crowborough, Brighter Heathfield and Wealden Wombles.

Cllr Roy Galley, Wealden Cabinet Member for Waste and Climate Change, said: “Every year we are bowled over by the dedication of our community litter pickers, and this year is no different.”  “They’ve risen to the challenge once again and we are incredibly grateful.  “We can’t thank them enough for taking their own time, during all weathers, to clean up after the careless few.

“It is with their help and dedication that we can keep littering in Wealden under control, protecting our wildlife and environment.

“Collecting over 700 bags of litter is astounding and of course it shouldn’t even be there in the first place.

“We still have some way to go to educate and change the behaviour of those who do and continue to litter. Together with the help of our community volunteers, we are very hopeful that the message is getting across.”


This article was shared from the Uckfield News.