Taking pride in the landscape around us and ensuring we have a vibrant and healthy environment is important to many people, and I was delighted to be told of the forthcoming ‘community-driven litter-clearing initiative’ being organised around Moreton, Bobbingworth, Bovinger, The Lavers, Fyfield and Ongar.
I am a great believer in litter picks as a means of bringing member of a community together to meet, enjoy some fresh air, and tidy up. Some are critical of councillors and politicians who get involved in such things, labelling them as ‘publicity seeking’ but nothing gets people talking and working together better than striding through the local streets and countryside rescuing plastic bottles and bags from ditches and hedges.
The Moreton, Bobbingworth and Bovinger parish team has formed a campaign known as ‘Our Pride At Stake’ and has already collected sponsorship from various local firms, set up a Twitter and Facebook account (@ourprideatstake and
facebook/ourprideatstake) and is hoping more than a hundred volunteers will assemble at the Moreton Primary School car park at 0945 on Sunday 24th March.
I am hugely impressed by this dedication to leaning up and improving the villages’ environment, and will do what I can to support this campaign.