Local charity, Litter Angels, has launched a new initiative on Facebook to get members of the public to report areas of litter and work together to clean up their communities.
The Facebook group, called 'Litter Angels Litter Watch', has been set up as a dedicated place for members of the public to report litter related issues affecting Sittingbourne and Sheppey. Those issues will then be investigated and a team of volunteers will be found to litter pick the area as soon as possible using equipment owned by Litter Angels. A photo from the litter pick and any interesting statistics will be posted to all users afterwards.
Local MP for Sittingbourne & Sheppey, Gordon Henderson and the Chairman of Litter Angels, told SFM News "Litter Angels had a very successful year visiting 20 primary schools during September and October to run anti-litter poster workshops. In addition we had the Litter Angels story published as a paperback book and this has been well received. Members of the Litter Angels team have noticed a number of posts on different Facebook pages and groups about litter related issues, which is why we have decided to launch our own dedicated Facebook group. I hope members of the public will now use the Litter Angels Litter Watch group so that action can be taken to clear it as soon as possible. Together we can make Sittingbourne and Sheppey a clean and tidy place of which we can be proud."
The Facebook group can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/groups/380076075472711. If anyone would like to volunteer to help resolve the litter problems posted, they are asked to message the administrators of the group.