First Community join the Great British Spring Clean to help keep our streets tidy

Published on Friday 18 June 2021
Photo of First Community staff litter picking in Caterham
(Pictured left to right: Penny Moreton, Occupational Therapist, Su Ryan, Associate Director for Scheduled Care, Michael Head, Financial Accounts and Sarah Billiald, Chief Executive Officer)

On 16 June, First Community joined Keep Britain Tidy on their million mile mission to help keep local streets and parks tidy and protect the environment.  
 
A team of four #LitterHeroes took part in the Great British Spring Clean where they met at Church Walk Shopping Precinct in Caterham Valley to begin their litter picking journey.

The team were equipped with high-vis jackets, litter pickers and bin bags which were provided by Tandridge District Council and spent a number of hours clearing litter from the streets at Church Walk, Caterham Valley High Street and Timber Hill Park. The bags of litter will be collected by Tandridge District Council over the coming days.

 
Su Ryan, Associate Director for Scheduled Care took part in the Caterham Spring Clean and said, “Over the past 12 months our outdoor spaces have mattered to us more than ever before so it was our mission to show some love for those special places that have helped us all through lockdown.
 
“Taking part in this challenge was not only good for our environment but was also great for our mental and physical health too.”
 
Now in its sixth year, the Great British Spring Clean is the nation’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign, where last year saw more than half a million people collect nearly a million bags of litter - equating to 4,308 tons - that would have otherwise remained on our streets, beaches and in our parks.  You can find out more about the campaign on the Keep Britain Tidy website https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/home.