Love Hoddesdon BID, with the support of Broxbourne Council, held a spring clean of the town on Wednesday 3rd Aprilas part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

As part of its campaign to better engage with young people, Love Hoddesdon secured the support of an army of volunteers from several local schools, as well as members of the public. The teams of volunteers were allocated different areas of the town to litter pick during the morning and collected around 20 sacks of recyclables, such as bottles and cans and another 30 sacks of general waste (see picture).

Peter Linkson, Chairman of the BID’s Safe and Clean Committee which organised the event commented:

“The Council has taken part in Keep Britain Tidy’s nationwide campaign to encourage local residents to help to clean up their local communities since 2016.  What a great job our local schools did today!  Sadly though ‘on the go’ and cigarette litter proved to be the biggest issue.  We all need to do what we can to raise awareness to help change behaviour in order to care for our environment.  We want residents and visitors alike to enjoy our beautiful Borough and its town centres, but the message must be to dispose of your litter responsibly.” 

Tara Haddock, Assistant Headteacher at John Warner School added:

“It was nice to be involved in such a positive community project. Our students enjoyed the morning, and really appreciated making a difference in their local community. It is something that we would certainly like to be involved in again in the future.”