Dropping litter or dumping rubbish (fly-tipping) are totally unacceptable, and an unsightly blight on our streets and green areas. Over the past year we have seen an increase in littering around the town, and along our canal and river.
The Town Council have launched a ‘Dabbers Don’t Drop’ campaign that began on 28th May, in line with ‘The Great British Spring Clean’ organised by Keep Britain Tidy.
Nantwich Town Council are keen to emphasise that tackling litter is not just about one campaign though, it is about sustained action to tackle litter and change behaviour over time. Therefore, the Council is also encouraging schools to join the campaign by educating young people about the impact of litter dropping on our town and environment.
The Council are working on a number of initiatives to help combat litter issues and will continue to work closely with and support the voluntary litter groups in the town.
Nantwich Town Council have produced a video to encourage residents and visitors not to drop litter.
Please feel free to share this video, let’s get the word out there not to drop litter and to look after where we live!
Want to do more?
Nantwich have two very active voluntary litter picking groups, who spend many hours helping to keeping our town clean and tidy.
Nantwich Litter Action are fairly new to the litter picking scene, but are hugely successful and enthusiastic. They encourage volunteers to pick individually at times convenient to them. To join the team, simply join the Facebook Group, where team leader Patrick Robinson will give you more information.
Nantwich Litter Group are a long standing group, who arrange monthly picks as a group, generally held on a Wednesday morning. To join up or find out more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
These groups of volunteers are armed with safety equipment and litter picking equipment and are greatly assisted by ANSA, who arrange disposal of bags of litter and other rubbish collected by the volunteers and lend support to special requests such as positioning of litter bins and clearing problem areas.
There is a real community spirit amongst the groups and often they can be found joining forces with other voluntary groups to work on larger projects such as preparing the town for Northwest in Bloom judging or helping out at one of the town’s many festivals.
Why take part in a community litter pick?
By joining a local group:
- you will be meeting like-minded people and getting to know your community
- Working together with others in your community you will harness local support for cleaning up litter
- You will be taking action on an issue that you care about
- You will live in a nicer, cleaner and better-looking environment after taking part in a few local litter picks
- You will be out in the fresh air!
Dog fouling is not only deeply unpleasant, it is dangerous and illegal!
It is illegal to fail to clear up after your dog if it fouls on any land which is open to the air and to which the public has access.
We know that the majority of dog owners are very responsible and clear up after their pets. However, occasionally we do forget and some don’t bother.
A lot of hard work goes into keeping our streets, bins and green areas clear and fines are issued for littering and not clearing up dog mess.
It is important that if you find a mess, dog fouling or litter, it is reported to Cheshire East online or by calling 0300 123 5500.