Posted by: dorsetcpre | September 30, 2011

Litter continues to be targeted by CPRE and it’s partners

Litter SignWith the Olympics on the way to Wemouth and Portland we are hoping for renewed interest in the Borough from the council and others who want to become involved in improving the look of the area.

As this article is being produced the areas around one of Weymouth’s ‘gateways’, the railway station, is arguably amongst the most untidy in the town. We are hoping to improve this situation in the coming months.

Just over the Ridgway in Dorchester supporters have recently held a ‘Love Where You Live’ event in South Street, raising public awareness while the campaign which provided ash trays around the town has also made the headlines…sadly because someone has been stealing the liners!

In the months ahead we are hoping to find volunteers who will take the anti-litter message into schools. Sadly the statistics show us that it is the young who are most prone to littering.

The last meeting of the Dorset Campaign Against Litter was held at Castle Cove Sailing Club in Weymouth where our new Director, Trevor Bevins, is membership secretary. Marine litter was amongst the items on the agenda for this meeting, making the venue appropriate. Castle Cove, which is a volunteer-run club, has regular litter picks not only of its own property but also on adjoining beaches.

With local government and other public sector funding likely to be severely restricted for the foreseeable future we will be looking for innovative ways to get the anti-litter message across, including the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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