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Volunteer litter picking can be encouraged in Preston under lockdown

Posted on - 17th May, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston Council, Preston News, Recreation, Wildlife and Conservation
Janet Stocks has been a familiar face in Fulwood with her volunteer litter picking Pic: Janet Stocks/Blog Preston
Janet Stocks has been a familiar face in Fulwood with her volunteer litter picking Pic: Janet Stocks/Blog Preston

Litter picking has classed as a valid form of exercise or reason for being outside.

Preston City Council’s green volunteers team say volunteer litter pickers can operate.

They’ve issued guidance for social distanced litter picking after the government updated their guidelines for England’s coronavirus lockdown.

Anyone doing a volunteer litter pick is asked to :

  • wear gloves during the clean-up at all times
  • wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds before and after the litter pick
  • clean and disinfect regularly touched objects, such as litter pickers, using regular cleaning products
  • stay at least two metres, about three steps, away from other people where possible

Preston City Council says it is not loaning out litter picking equipment such as pickers, bag holders and vests at present.

Read more: Litter from KFC strewn across Preston Docks car parks

Anyone with questions about litter picking can contact environmental volunteers officer Rebekah Stevenson on r.stevenson@preston.gov.uk

Read more: Meet the Fulwood woman on a mission to keep Preston tidy

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