By Chloe Olivia Sladden
A High Street Community Clean-up Fund from the government is designed to help community projects that improve appearances of the community’s town centres and high streets, according to a Welwyn Hatfield Times article by Mia Jankowicz.
Head of Environment at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Durk Reyner, has commented that: “Thanks to this government grant we will be able to work with our communities to clean up areas of our borough that we know residents and shoppers really value”.
The local council has chosen various-projects for the funding, from getting rid of subway graffiti and a deep clean of the town centres in both Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City; to a deep clean of the borough’s shopping parades while community litter pick-ups will also get to have more equipment for litter-picking.
A litter pick-up drive will also take place until 19th April will be underway to get encourage more people to get involved in litter-picking, by organising their own groups.
Keep Britain Tidy, an environmental charity, organised this, while the campaign will bring people, groups, councils and businesses in the community together, aiming for up to half a million individuals taking part in sprucing up various areas within the country; with kits for litter-picking and refuse/recycle bags for collection will be given out by the council.
Durk Reyner added that: “This funding will help to improve the places where we shop, socialise and work and hopefully help to give residents and shoppers more pride in their local area”.