The Love Norfolk Hate Litter campaign is calling on everyone to do their bit to stop litter for a cleaner county

Whether it’s joining your local community litter pick, setting up a new group or doing a 2 minute beach clean on your next trip to the seaside, there are plenty of ways you can get involved.

The councils in Norfolk are supporting this campaign, providing materials and downloadable resources, including a poster which can be printed off and displayed and a schools pack to help teach children about the harm litter can cause.

Love Norfolk Hate Litter is the brainchild of Norfolk man Nigel Ford, who has worked tirelessly to keep our beautiful county clean and encourage others to do the same.

He is joined by the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, Sir Richard Jewson, and his Deputy Lieutenants, who are offering their support both to community litter picks and schools.

 

How to get involved

Make your Love Norfolk Hate Litter Pledge

Working together we want to make the county cleaner and there is plenty that you can do to help.

Sign up to your pledge here:

Individual pledge

Community pledge

School’s pledge

Business pledge 

Download your free Love Norfolk Hate Litter Poster or School’s Action Pack

Take it Home Poster

The Broads Poster

School’s Action Pack

Contact your local council

They can offer advice and information as well as equipment such as: hi-viz vests, litter pick sticks, hoops and sacks (if needed) from your local council.  They can also arrange collection of the rubbish following your litter pick.

Breckland District Council

Watton – The Wayland Partnership Development Trust, Wayland House, High Street, Watton, IP25 6AR  Email –  richard@wayland.org.uk

Swaffham –  Swaffham Community Centre, Campingland, Swaffham, PE37 7RB. Telephone: 01760 722800 Email – info@iceni.info

Dereham – Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, NR19 1EE Telephone: 01362 656870 Email – communities@breckland.gov.uk

Attleborough – Attleborough Town Council, Town Hall, Queen’s Square,  Attleborough,  Nr17 2AF Telephone: 01953 456194 Email –   enquiries@attleboroughtc.org.uk

Thetford –  Abbey Neighbourhood Centre, Exeter Way, Theford, IP24 1EE Telephone: 01842 821643
Email – abbey.reception@keystonetrust.org.uk

Broadland District Council

Telephone: 01603 430534
Email – Contracts.Envhealth@broadland.gov.uk

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Telephone: 01493 846478
Email – wasteandrecyclingoff@great-yarmouth.gov.uk

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council 

Email – cleanup@West-Norfolk.gov.uk

North Norfolk District Council 

Email – cleansing@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Norwich City Council

Email – community@norwich.gov.uk

South Norfolk District Council 

Telephone: 0808 168 2000

Join a clear-up group

Local groups play a large part in organising clean ups and other environmental events.

Some examples of groups that are active at keeping Norfolk clean are Surfers against Sewage and Pure Clean Earth , which run regular beach and community clear ups.

There are lots of other local groups who would be happy for you to join them.

If you are a local group which would like to join our Love Norfolk, Hate Litter campaign, please get in touch with Norfolk Recycles by sending us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Case study: Litter picks in action

The Hethersett Environmental Action Team, known as HEAT, have been organising local litter picks since 2001.

People of all ages get involved with the regular litter picks, and they have collected everything from sweet wrappers and plastic bottles to discarded bicycles.

“We litter pick because we take pride in our village and do our best to protect our environment,” said HEAT member Anne Edwards.

“It is also good exercise and the children really enjoy it.”