Shaftesbury Town Council joins the #2minuteLitterPick Campaign

In its continuing drive to keep Shaftesbury as litter-free as possible and to promote a shared responsibility to minimise litter in the town, Shaftesbury Town Council is leading the #2minuteLitterPick Campaign in Shaftesbury.

The Campaign is part of the Litter Free Dorset strategy inspired by the success of the #2minuteBeachClean initiative.

The Mayor, Councillor Tim Cook and Councillor Julian Prichard kicked off the campaign outside the Town Hall and were joined by several willing helpers from Flying Start Nursery.

The Mayor was quoted “as honoured to set the wheels in motion, on what is a Town-Wide Campaign.  We’re encouraging local organisations, businesses and other users of the town centre to become involved, between us we can make a difference.”

Anyone can get involved.  The #2minuteLitterPick Station, a large A-frame notice board together with litter pickers and rubbish bags will be placed around the town for people to use.  The signs have messaging on them encouraging people to take part as well as explaining how to do so safely.

Local businesses will be invited to take part in the initiative, being responsible for the ‘Station’ whilst in their care and encouraged to take photos of their litter pick results to put on twitter and Instagram, or send them to Shaftesbury Town Council for our web site and FaceBook page.

The Shaftesbury Walking Group were keen to take part and picked up 2 bags full of litter on their first outing as ‘#2minuteLitterPickers’.

So if you see these boards, don’t hold back, grab a litter-picker and make a difference.