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Giant litter pick
Saturday Oct 25th
It’s our rubbish – Let’s pick it up!
Wherever you are in the Mole Valley
with friends, family, neighbours, or solo
please support the LRA Litter Pick
Gloves & litter pickers provided. Meet, The Institute 2 pm
or clean up a patch near you
This is Phase One of a five phase litter campaign initiated by the LRA
working with many groups in the Mole Valley For info ph 01372 370 091
Anti Litter Initiative
The Leatherhead Residents Association(LRA) has launched an anti litter campaign this autumn to continue through 2015. This is in response to an outcry concerning the amount of litter and dog fouling to which local people are exposed during their town and country pursuits. When the call for action came, we became aware that both SCC and MVDC have put litter and waste issues high on their list of priorities for Autumn 2014/2015.
The five phase LRA campaign will be carried out in conjunction with MVDC and representatives from organisations throughout Leatherhead:
A giant litter pick in scheduled for 25 October-This will combine the forces of Leatherhead volunteers, targeting our wooded areas, riverside, and verges of roads on the fringes of Leatherhead leading into the town centre. We are encouraging those who cannot participate in the organised litter pick to spend a half hour on the 25th clearing an area near their own home. We will be working with the support of MVDC who will provide collection of rubbish, pickers, gloves and sacks.
In order to increase awareness of the massive problem litter causes to our planet and in light of the statistic that predicts that our landfills will be full by 2018, we will seek access to local schools via their art classes and expose the problem to fresh, young minds. A short motivational film or slide presentation or the personal and social education programme carried out in all schools could be used to inspire the two art projects below.
A challenge will be given to students to become involved in two kinds of art projects-
• Anti litter poster art that encourages awareness and change of behaviour, and
• Works of art made from recycled packaging and paper students collect during the Christmas season (November or early December) The focus here is packaging and the waste it creates and over-packaging.
Art workshops/classes giving students the opportunity to turn their ideas into art, guided by professional artists or their teachers.
Selection of the best artwork from all schools to become a part of a travelling Anti Litter display.
The display should inform and challenge the viewer to seriously consider changes in behaviour.
The display could spend time at each school, an empty High Street shop, or the Swan Centre. (April-May)
Another Autumn litter pick (2015) to compare the quantity of litter in the areas targeted in 2014. This is in way of noting the impact of the campaign. Our neighbouring community, Fetcham, report to have noticed substantial reductions in successive litter picks over the years. Teazle Wood has had similar results. Of course, we hope for the same.