Archive for March, 2016

Street Clean Superhero

Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) is launching a national anti-littering poster campaign which is being supported by outdoor advertising company, Clear Channel. As part of the Clean for the Queen campaign KBT asked primary school children across the UK to design an anti-litter poster and the winner was a collaborative effort from a class at a school in Lancashire. I really hope we see this on Clear Channel spaces (bus stops?) around St Albans because I’m constantly dismayed by how much litter  is lying in alley ways and even front gardens in certain parts of our Great City.

I see so much litter when I am running and next week I’m going to tackle what I think could be one of the worst spots in St Albans. For now though, please be a hero: call out littering when you see it in action; bin your own rubbish and pick a bit of someone else’s up and bin it. When people see you picking up litter not only does it prick consciences, it may encourage others to pick a bit up too. We could have St Albans City & District clean in hours if we all worked together.

Street Clean Superhero

Click here to report littering and fly-tipping via the Council’s website (and you can upload photographs) or e-mail or 01727 819598.

Please take your litter home

Absolutely delighted to have heard from an officer at St Albans City & District Council that Hertfordshire Highways have listened to our pleas to use the electronic road signs to ask people to please take their litter home with them. This photo was taken in the run up to the Clean For The Queen weekend. I assumed that we could continue to display this message any time there wasn’t something urgent (weather or road incident to report) but have been told by an SADC officer that the Highways authority has said they can only show them for one week at a time. This sounds ridiculous and I’ve asked the officer to go away and investigate.

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Dirty talk on Radio Verulam

Thank you Amanda Yorwerth for having me on Radio Verulam’s “Environment matters” show to talk litter and why keeping our environment clean and tidy is important. My son enjoyed his first radio experience. It was broadcast on Tuesday 1st March and repeated Thursday 4th March.

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I’ll be picking litter with other community-minded folk on Saturday 5th March, 10.30-11.30am in Verulamium Park. Meet at the top of the causeway at 10.30am and I will bring bags, litter pickers and gloves. We’ll sort litter into recyclables and landfill as we go.

As an aside, if you want to chat to Anne Main MP she’ll be on the St Albans Conservative Association market stall that morning and I’ll be going up to join the team 12-1pm.

Jessica Chivers

13 Jerome Drive,
St Albans,

01727 856169

Twitter: @JC4SADC

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