04:54AM, Friday 01 June 2012
Cllr Christine Bateson (Con, Sunningdale) is cabinet member for planning and partnerships. She met children at Trinity St Stephen First School in Vansittart Road, Windsor on Tuesday to explain what it was all about.
Children at Trinity St Stephen will now join the 400 or so pupils and teachers from schools across the borough who voluntarily collect litter in their area, accompanied of course by supervising adults.
Cllr Bateson said: "It is quite potent really, children picking up litter dropped by adults and of course by other children. It reminds us all to put our litter in the bin."
There are also 162 residents and 88 volunteers from groups and businesses doing volunteer litter picking, making a total of 670 community spirited individuals.
Cllr Bateson was keen to emphasise that the volunteers' work does not mean that the authority provides a reduced professional cleaning service. But she said: "We can't be in every road all the time so extra help from the community makes a real difference."
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