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Date: 11th April 2011
Release: 14th/15th April 2011
MP launches Sittingbourne and Sheppey Clean-Up campaign
Local MP, Gordon Henderson, has launched his summer campaign to clean up his Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency.
The Clean-Up, which will take place throughout August, will be run in conjunction with a national “Love Where You Live” campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy and local charity Litter Angels, which works with young people to encourage them not to drop litter.
Mr Henderson was joined at Beachfields, Sheerness by his Senior Caseworker, Jess McMahon, who is facilitating the campaign, Kevin Williams from Keep Britain Tidy, Sioux Peto from Litter Angels and Matt Ramsden, Editor at Kent Messenger Group, who is helping to promote the campaign.
Local groups and individuals are being encouraged to support the campaign by committing to at least one Clean-Up project during the month long event.
Matt Ramsden said,
"We're delighted to be involved in this very worthwhile campaign. We all work and live in a lovely part of the world and it is frustrating to see people dropping rubbish and causing a mess.
"Hopefully we can mobilise the good people of Sittingbourne and Sheppey in coming together to do some real good for our community."
Sioux Peto added,
“After last year’s success with the Litter Angels and its anti-litter campaign, we want to encourage more people of any age to get involved in a fun and informed way with caring for their community and the Sittingbourne & Sheppey Clean-Up is exactly the kind of project that we are pleased to be associated with. We want everyone to be proud of where they live.“
Mr Henderson said,
“We all know of public areas that are littered with rubbish, but there are many residential areas that are looking run down and could do with either a lick of paint or a good tidy up in the garden.
“Cleaning up our local environment will not only make our quality of life better, but it will encourage more people to visit our area, boosting the local economy and providing more jobs.
“We should all take pride in our area and so I encourage everyone who lives here in Sittingbourne and Sheppey to get involved as every little bit helps. Every Clean-Up project is welcome.”
Mr Henderson has set up a special website to highlight the Clean-Up projects that are proposed. It also sets out some important health and safety guidelines and will display before and after photographs showing the end result of individual projects. The website can be found at: www.gordonhenderson.org.uk/cleanupss.
For further information regarding the Sittingbourne and Sheppey Clean-Up, please contact:
Constituency Caseworker to Gordon Henderson MP
Tel: 01795 423199